Sleep deprivation

We would like to talk about sleep deprivation. See, we have a team for research and content but at the end of the day, only one person has the responsibility of getting the site up and running. Yep, that's me… and that means that my bad sleeping habits will get worse.

We found two very cool videos but first, we would like to share some thoughts about sleep deprivation.

Sleep deprivation seems to be able to affect most of our bodies. This is especially true if we are talking about diabetics. In 2005, a study of over 1400 participants showed that participants who habitually slept fewer hours (I think it was less than 6) were more likely to have problems associated with type 2 diabetes and one of the reasons seems to be because people experiencing short-term sleep restrictions, process glucose more slowly than individuals receiving a full 8 hours of sleep, thus increasing the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and risking worse effects on people who already have diabetes. [1,2]

But that's not all, for the rest of us, the problems associated with the consolidation of memory, psychological issues, and even heart disease are a great risk. A 2001 study at the Chicago Medical Institute suggested that sleep deprivation may be linked to serious diseases, such as heart disease and mental illness including psychosis and bipolar disorder. [3]

This is no joking matter! So, we did some research and found the book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success which was very highly recommended. Even the good people of sleep.org recommends it and it got a good review on amazon.com

Here is the link for the book in case you're interested.

Last but not least. In case that everything else fails, we suggest you one of my personal favorites.

The book is a creative journal full of famous people's phrases to inspire you to create while not being able to sleep, also, it might even help you get to sleep. Give it a try.

Here is the Amazon link.

Concluding.

Let me stop here. I should go to bed. Thanks for reading.

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Footnotes.

1 - ["Sleep and Disease Risk".Healthy Sleep. Harvard Medical School. 2007.]

2 - [Gottlieb DJ; Punjabi NM; Newman AB; Resnick, HE; Redline, S; Baldwin, CM; Nieto, FJ (April 2005). "Association of sleep time with diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance".Arch. Intern. Med.165(8): 863–7.PMID15851636.doi:10.1001/archinte.165.8.863.]

4 - [Häggström, Mikael (2014). "Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.008. ISSN 2002-4436. Public Domain. or By Mikael Häggström, used with permission. - All used images are in public domain.]