In this day and age many of us wrongfully overvalue requiring little or no sleep to go through our daily lives. You might hear about the high-powered executive only sleeping 4-6 hours nightly. Maybe that works for them now, but that lifestyle is sure to catch up with them down the road.
Read on to learn how prolonged lack of sleep can lead to all sorts of health problems and diseases, even Alzheimer's.
Are You Putting Sleep in the Backburner?
Chronic sleep loss can put you at an increased at risk for the following:
- Heart Disease / Heart Failure
- Heart attack / Stroke
- High Blood Pressure
- Irregular Heartbeat
Lack of sleep can also affect your sex drive if those serious health issues mentioned above aren't enough for you.
The Chronic Sleep Deprivation / Alzheimer's Connection
Prolonged lack of sleep has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Why? Because there's strong evidence that a good night’s sleep is important for clearing beta-amyloid out of your brain, which is a type of metabolic waste product found in the fluid between neurons. Beta-amyloid buildup impairs brain function and, consequently, is a huge contributor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Lack of Sleep and Dim Bulb
Dim bulb is a condition where you're not firing on all cylinders. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven not only to help body functionality but also improve brain functionality. Lack of sleep can lead to slower hand-eye coordination, which puts you and others at risk when you're on the road and makes you less-than-effective in your daily life.
What is a good night of sleep? Nothing less than 7-9 hours on a nightly basis.
Barton Chiropractic Clinic believes in promoting health and wellness just as much as we believe in our innovative yet time-honored chiropractic care. Contact our friendly staff today to set up your initial consultation with Dr. Diane Barton.