In today’s video, you’ll learn why your brain shrinks when you don’t sleep and the consequences. Do you sleep well?
From 0 to 10, how would you rate your sleep?
Are your nights followed by insomnia or intermittent sleep? Do you have trouble sleeping?
When we talk about health, lack of sleep can increase the risk of heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, strokes, and diabetes.
Some people even say it reduces their sex drive. Did you know this?
Even knowing how important sleep is, many people still cannot get a good night’s rest simply because they cannot fall asleep easily.
Do You Suffer During The Day Because Your Nights Are Not Quiet You know how hard it can be to stay alert and focused during the day, right?
This happens because sleep has the role of resting and restoring the body. Without a good night’s sleep, the body will suffer side effects: fatigue and toxins that hinder its functioning.
But this is not the only thing that happens when the body is prevented from sleeping. According to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, lack of sleep causes the brain to self-destruct over the years.
When a person sleeps well, your whole body goes through a cleansing process, including the brain, which eliminates damaged and dead cells during this time. But if a person is not sleeping well, this self-cleaning process will stop.
The cells responsible for cleaning are confused and the process begins while the person is still awake. The problem is that, in this case, healthy cells are also thrown away.
In this study, the researchers analyzed the sleep conditions of lab rats and monitored their brains through imaging scans. The researchers noticed that the mice that slept well had normal levels of brain cell activity.
On the other hand, the rats experiencing interrupted sleep experienced abnormal brain cell elimination, which also occurred in parts of the brain where it should not.
In a way, the results are troubling because previous studies have already linked sleep deprivation to diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
We can’t say for sure that sleep deprivation directly causes these conditions – further studies focusing on this are still needed. But researchers say that lack of sleep is definitely not good for the brain: recommending a good sleep regimen is still the norm for everyone.
If you can’t get a restful night of sleep, try dimming the lights in your home, taking a relaxing shower, and maintaining a good diet. Slow down and avoid anything that makes you jittery, like exposure to screens.
If you wish, speak to your doctor for an evaluation. We have many videos on the channel that can help you sleep better: essential oils, relaxing teas, natural supplements, etc. If you have tried any of these tricks, leave your opinion in the comments below.