Going to bed early in the morning and sleeping before lunch is not the healthiest approach.
Many people underestimate the importance of sleep and regimen. In fact, the time you sleep can affect not only how you feel, but also your health. We are dealing with the sleep doctor Olga Begasheva, how important the "golden dream" is and what the lack of sleep is fraught with.
Is sleep important and how does it affect athletic performance?
When you play sports, especially with heavy loads, there are only two ways to restore energy: sleep and food. Even if you are on a special diet, you need to pay special attention to rest. You need to try to go to bed and get up at the same time.
Does the quality of sleep depend on the time of day?
Certainly. And it's not just about the regime, which must be strictly observed. The fact is that the night can be conditionally divided into three periods: during each of them one or another part of the body rests. Therefore, going to bed late or getting up early interferes with the normal functioning of the body.
The first third of the night (from ten to one) is the deep sleep phase: slow brain rhythms and powerful recovery of the whole body. If you deprive yourself of this stage of sleep, the body does not have time to recover. As a result, there is a huge number of somatic diseases and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The second third of the night (from one to three) is the biologically active hours of stomach recovery. And in the last third (from three to six), the intestines are restored.
Why is it important to sleep in the first third of the night?
It is at this time that the growth hormone is released: it is involved in building muscles, restoring the body, and normalizing the mental state. As the somnologist notes, growth hormone is the hormone of the leaders. People who are calm about life's difficulties, can control their emotions and have strong immunity, as a rule, its level is increased.
You can not deprive yourself of sleep in the first third of the night, as this will be fraught with increased sensitivity and a constant feeling of stress.
Can I get up earlier than 6 in the morning?
According to the somnologist, when a person gets up very early, there is a shift in the phase of sleep. Then cortisol, a stress hormone that is supposed to be released in the morning from about six to seven, begins to be released at night.
This shift can lead to the development of disease. For example, metabolic syndrome - increased blood pressure, insulin resistance. Subsequently, even if you consume a normal amount of sugar, it will not be processed by the body and nourish the blood, which will lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.