Ministry of Health Of the risks, damages and complications that the body may be exposed to in general due to the habit of staying up late and not enjoying a quiet, continuous and sufficient sleep time.
Health explained that usually staying up late One of the bad habits that many people follow, and it can be due to pathological reasons, and this leads to an imbalance in the body’s circadian rhythm, which leads to a disturbance in the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep and its production is affected by sunlight.
Lack of sleep can have a profound impact on physical health, as it increases the risk of serious health diseases, as this weakens the body’s immune system, and immunity is the first and main line of defense in confronting, combating and resisting viruses, bacteria and germs foreign to the body, so doctors always advise to get Get enough restful sleep.
Health harms and dangers of staying up late
She indicated Ministry of Health The habit of staying up late, which has become very common in urban societies for several reasons, may be satisfactory or personal, such as staying up late to finish work or watching television, causes serious health damage, including:
Excessive sleepiness during the day and at work.
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for a long time.
– Lack of energy.
– Bad mood and nervousness.
– work injuries.
Costly errors at work.
Accidents related to driving and drowsiness.
Taking drugs or alcohol to improve sleep.
The Ministry of Health indicated that the increased health risks of staying up late and the lack of long-term health risks include the following:
Deterioration of the body’s immune system
Frequent infections, colds and influenza.
– Increased risk of developing cancer.
Increased cholesterol in the blood.
Increased risk of heart disease.
The benefits of good sleep
And, health became clear, that the greatest benefit for a good sleep It promotes health in many different ways. It is also a key factor in building, strengthening and protecting the body’s immune system. It is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and its benefits include the following:
It gives energy for more activity during the day.
Helps the body fight disease by enhancing the immune system’s defensive response.
Reducing the risks of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, by helping the body maintain appropriate blood sugar levels.
weight control; It helps the body regulate the hormones that control appetite and metabolism.
Mental safety, as it helps reduce feelings of frustration, anxiety and depression.
Enhances cognitive abilities, in addition to helping focus and thinking.
– improve the level of alertness; This reduces the risk of injuries and accidents.
Tips to improve the number of hours of sleep
In this context, I directed Ministry of Health A number of important routine tips and guidelines for those who suffer from insomnia or irregular sleep hours to improve sleep quality.
Commit to a fixed and fixed time for sleeping and waking up.
Create a comfortable, cool, dark and quiet sleeping environment.
Avoid caffeine, especially in the afternoon and evening.
Avoid eating heavy foods before bed.
Exercise regularly early in the day.
Avoid going to bed when not feeling sleepy.
If you are unable to fall asleep within 20 minutes, you should leave the bed and do light activity.
Avoid taking naps after 3 pm.
Avoid doing homework at the end of the day.
Limit stimuli at bedtime, such as watching TV, using the computer, and playing electronic games.
It is recommended to write a to-do list before going to sleep to reduce thinking about it during sleep.
Make sure to do light and quiet activities in the evening.