Chronic sleep deprivation has dangerous consequences. They were listed by the Russian doctor-somnologist Pavel Kudinov, the Zvezda TV channel reports.
According to Kudinov, a person may experience a decrease in concentration of attention, immunity, memory, performance, reaction speed, and increase the risk of tumors. Over time, the development of arterial hypertension is also possible.
Sooner or later, the brain will want to sleep off, which will lead to daytime sleepiness. This can lead, among other things, to falling asleep while driving, Kudinov warned. He added that a person needs to sleep six to eight hours, get up at the same time, even on weekends and holidays.
“The normal amount of sleep of a person is from six to eight hours, most often we have sleep cycles in multiples of one and a half hours, and a person needs four or five such sleep cycles, this is just seven and a half to eight hours,” he explained. Kudinov clarified that a single sleep disturbance will not harm health and the biological clock will recover in a day or two.
It has previously been reported that regular sleep for more than eight hours, lack of sleep and daily work schedule can put you at risk of stroke. According to Philip Kopylov, director of the Institute of Personalized Cardiology at Sechenov University, the standard duration of sleep should be seven to eight hours. Another risk factor is overweight.