The Impact of Sleep

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Have you ever gone to bed and wondered what does sleep do to your physical and mental health? Sleeping has effects on our physical heart as well as our mental health (disorders, etc.)
Some doctors say that lack of sleep makes our heart deteriorate. In the article. “Sleep Problems May Increase The Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke." A Harvard professor stated "Sleeping less than four or five hours a night for three or four nights has measurable effects on insulin and cortisol effects”(Dry Redline of Harvard) Doctors at Harvard had done research and They have done observational studies that connect poor sleep with poor cardiovascular outcomes. In the article it states that Sleep apnea makes the back of the throat relaxes which leads to cutting off oxygen. . They are different ways that sleep problems affect the heart in many ways. People with sleep problems, blood pressure do not drop and may even rise. High blood pressure damages the lineage of blood vessels.
Researchers have found a way to connect sleep with education. Gary Scarpello who wrote "Lack Of Sleep Could Be Trouble For CTE Students” , did a research study with liberty mutual showed that teens had an average of 7.2 hours of sleep on school nights and 33 to 75 % of all students have sleep problems. In the article it had stated that not getting enough sleep can cause impaired hand eyed coordination, reaction time and brief mental lapses. (Scarpello). The same researchers also found out that Sleep helps restores brain functions such as alertness, metabolism, and memory and regulate hormones (Scarpello). Researchers Mary A. Carskardon and A.R. Wolfson studied 3,120 Rhode Island children. They had figured out that college students who slept more than nine hours a night had a gr...

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