When you sleep long hours, wake up not rested, but rather tired and feel irresistible laziness. Getting up early again makes you feel more energetic, happy and motivated to do something useful.
What your sleep patterns say about your health?
Sleep deprivation impairs the physiological processes that allow for adaptive emotional regulation. Emotional regulation processes are dependent on interactions between the parts of the brain called prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. These neural areas that govern emotional regulation are sensitive to sleep deprivation. When people are sleep-deprived, the connectivity between the prefrontal cortex and amygdala is impaired, and this leads to an individual's difficulty to regulate emotions.
Additionally, there is a vicious negative cycle, with sleep deprivation impairing emotional regulation and with impaired emotional regulation leading to increased stress and arousal, further interfering with sleep.
Early snooze benefits the brain
An early bedtime benefits a child's physical health, as well as mood and mental health, because it allows time for restorative sleep, which is important for the repair and recovery of the brain and the body.
The reason your teen sleeps till noon
A small study involved 32 children, between 8 and 12 years old, who were instructed to go to sleep either one hour later or earlier than usual. They were asked to complete tasks that measured emotional functioning, memory attention and math fluency at the end of each week, and the researchers found that going to sleep one hour later impaired children's performance on the tasks.
A separate 2010 study prove that adolescents with bedtimes set at 10 p.m. or earlier were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to have suicidal thoughts.
We sleep to conserve energy so we can be functional during the day. Restorative theory suggests we sleep to 'restore' something that we lose while awake, with the body repairing and rejuvenating itself. Important hormones are secreted while we sleep and byproducts of the brain's activity are cleared. Brain plasticity theory suggests sleep is correlated to changes in the structure and organization of the brain.
Children who regularly go to bed earlier are better students, scientists say.
Going to bed, which is not synchronized with the clock of the child, causing sleepless nights for both children and their parents. Experts warn that the sleepless nights of young children can lead to an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems later in life. Children who go to bed at the same time every night are better at languages, reading and mathematics. The earlier the child to bed, the better the results displayed in the school. Regular sleep always lead to positive results. Asleep time helps kids not only healthy, but also to maintain a normal body weight.
Periodic sleep deprivation is called sleepy deficit and he can not be compensated. This is because technology development and mass jargon of television and computers. It turns out that people already sleep with one hour less than 100 years ago. Not so fatal if one becomes earlier. The bad thing is that mass we go to bed late.
It has been shown that the radiation screen of the TV monitor, giving a blue light that suppresses melatonin. This is equivalent to drinking two coffees. It is therefore recommended after 9:00 in the bedroom no TV. The negatives are: impaired concentration, increased drowsiness.
Set an appropriate bedtime based upon the amount of sleep your child needs to be functional and effective during the day. Then, be consistent with it, even on weekends. Sleep is just as important to human life as eating and breathing. We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping.