The Dangers Of Lack Of Sleep For Health?
Good morning doctor, I would like to ask what is the danger if someone experiences sleep deprivation, or never sleeps at all? Explanation please
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Sleep is one of the basic human needs just like breathing, eating and drinking. Just like these other basic needs, sleep has a very important role in maintaining a healthy body and a person's survival. During sleep, the human body experiences recovery and repair of body cells, including blood vessels and heart. The brain will also form new pathways, store all the information obtained when you wake up the previous day and prepare for the next day. Lack of sleep can cause the following negative effects:
Decreased concentration and memory
Difficulty making decisions and learning difficulties
Increase the risk of accidents and injuries
Mood disorders, increasing the risk of depression to suicide
Increase the risk of obesity (overweight), heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes and stroke
Lowering the body's immune system so that it is more susceptible to infectious diseases.
Due to the importance of sleep for human health and survival, everyone should get adequate sleep according to the sleep recommendations for every age. The following are recommendations for the amount of sleep based on age:
newborn (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
infant (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
children (3-5 years): 10-13 hours
children (6-13 years): 9-11 hours
adolescents (14-17 years): 8-10 hours
adults (18-64 years): 7-9 hours
elderly (> 65 years): 7-8 hours
Sleep deprivation symptoms can begin to appear when a person does not sleep for 36 hours. Seventy-two hours without sleep can cause disruption in the work of the brain that can lead to hallucinations.
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