Most adults need at least eight hours of high-quality sleep a night, and children and teenagers even more. The list is more or less endless. Further research in this area may help scientists gain further insight into how depression works, as well as assist them in identifying biomarkers for depression risk.
As Paul Martin puts it: While the precise causes of depression are not always evident, certain factors such as poor sleep have been shown to contribute to it.
Over time, the damaged and weakened state of your arteries becomes systemically prone to atherosclerosis hardening of the arteriescausing vessels to rupture and putting you at risk of heart attack and stroke. You learn all this - apart from that last bit - from this excellent book.
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Sleep deprivation manifests itself much like drunkenness does, and Martin argues that we should begin to take it just as seriously: Take off your clothes and get into bed. If we could hire someone else to do it for us, or engineer our bodies to require less of it, we surely would.
Martin assesses the theories of Francis Crick and Graeme Mitchison, whose idea of overlapping memory storage in the brain is plausible, but whose notion of dreaming as getting rid of unneeded or unwanted information - reverse learning - "is not wholly convincing". Many annoying aphorisms, proverbs and sayings have been coined with the naked intention of making us feel guilty about sleeping.
One feels like marching in and enforcing some kind of regime change. I say this because diet and exercise will have minimal effects on your body if you are constantly exhausted and it is unlikely you will have the energy to eat well or exercise if you are always tired.
Learn to appreciate sleep and foster education about its value and the risks of sleep deprivation.
He says one person dies every hour in the U. Their objective was to better understand the role your VS may play with respect to depression and poor sleep. How long can you go without sleep before it kills you? The Marquis de Saint-Denys wrote comprehensively about dreams in the midth century and pioneered research into lucid dreaming, that state whereby you can influence the content of your dreams.
People who rise early and with a song on their lips are barely to be counted as human. Mercola In the featured video, professor Matthew Walker, Ph.
As a result, 1. Walker also underscores the effects of sleep on your cholesterol: Why is sleeping while sitting up never as restful as sleeping while horizontal?*Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, by Matthew Walker, Allen Lane, pp, £20 *Rob Ewing is an Edinburgh-based GP.
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