8 misconceptions about healthy sleep
According to statistics, a person spends 1/3 of his life in sleep.
Sleep can give your brain and body a good rest.
It can be said that sleep is closely related to human health.
However, many people don’t know much about what is healthy sleep, and even there are some misunderstandings. This will not only cause bad health, but also affect their treatment effect on some sleep diseases (such as insomnia).
So, what misconceptions do people have about healthy sleep?
Myth # 1: The longer you sleep, the better your body is. Many people think that the longer you sleep, the more your body will benefit.
In this way, a healthy adult is guaranteed enough sleep for about 7 hours a day.
And there are individual differences between people, and the sleep time required by each person is also different.
To judge the quality of a person’s sleep, one should not just look at how long they sleep, but also at the quality of their sleep and whether they sleep regularly.
Excessive sleep can cause damage to the human body.
Clinical studies have found that if a healthy adult sleeps for more than 10 hours a day, his response capacity and cardiovascular function will decline to varying degrees.
Therefore, people should pay more attention to the quality of sleep in their daily lives, so that they can sleep regularly, not just the time of sleep.
Misunderstanding 2: Dreaming is harmful Many people think that dreaming is harmful, so that people have a bad rest.
This view is wrong.
Dreaming is a normal physiological phenomenon in humans, and every normal person dreams during sleep.
Moreover, it is normal for a person to dream no more than 4 times a night, which will not affect the quality of his sleep.
However, it should be noted that if a person often has bad dreams or too many dreams (more than 4 dreams per night, or even several times), you should go to the doctor in time, otherwise the quality of sleep is even difficult to guarantee, which will causePhysical problems.
Misunderstanding 3: Drinking can help sleep. Traditional wisdom holds that alcohol has the role of hypnosis.
Therefore, many people like to drink alcohol before going to bed, thinking that this can make people fall asleep quickly.
But experts tell us that this approach is not desirable.
People drink alcohol before going to bed, although alcohol can paralyze the nerves, which helps people fall asleep.
But if this is the case in the long term, human nerves are expected to produce a substitution for alcohol.
Once this possibility is formed, when people do not drink, it is difficult to fall asleep, and it may cause insomnia.
In addition, people drink alcohol before drinking and inhale harmful substances such as alcohol continuously accumulate in the body, which will cause damage to the retina and reduce the body’s ability to respond.
Therefore, people should never drink alcohol before going to bed.
Even if you are very tired after drinking a lot, you should stick to it for 1 hour before falling asleep.
Misunderstanding 4: Siesta is harmful to health Whether siesta is harmful to health has always been a controversial topic.
However, the latest research results show that siesta has the effect of coordinating the circadian body clock and inhibiting human aging. Long-term adherence to siesta in healthy people can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease by 30%.
It should be noted that not everyone is suitable for a nap.
Some people who are over 20% overweight or who have low blood pressure and circulatory diseases are not suitable for siesta.
Because siesta can cause insufficient blood supply to the brain in these groups of people, which can cause stroke.
In addition, ordinary people should not take too long a nap time, generally 15-30 minutes is appropriate.
Misunderstanding 5: Sleep is a supplement that many late-night families often do not sleep all night, and then sleep all day the next day, so instead of always sleeping.
They believe that doing so also has the effect of normal normal sleep.
However, experts tell us that compensating for sleep afterwards can only relieve fatigue, and cannot restore the damage to the body caused by lack of sleep.
Therefore, people don’t stay up late at random, otherwise they are overdrawing their lives.
Misunderstanding 6: Exercise is good for sleep and harm. Frequent exercise can make people’s nervous system regulate and improve people’s sleep quality. This is an indisputable fact.But many people like to exercise before going to bed, thinking that this can improve sleep quality, which is wrong.
Experts tell us that the sports that people do before going to sleep are that the brain cells are in a state of extreme excitement, which makes it difficult for people to fall asleep and leads to insomnia.
Especially after the morning exercise, the elderly can’t go to sleep again, or they will cause damage to the body.
Misunderstanding 7: Insomnia is not a disease. According to statistics, about 30% of people have different degrees of insomnia, and most of them are female patients.
Most people with insomnia believe that insomnia is not a disease and does not require treatment.
However, experts tell us that for most patients with insomnia, the manifestations of insomnia are likely to be some diseases that have not yet been revealed or have been exposed (such as brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, senile dementia, heart failure,Angina pectoris, high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, chronic renal failure, diabetes and menopausal syndrome, etc.).
Therefore, when people suffer from insomnia, they must not be treated sloppily. They should go to the doctor in time to see if the insomnia is caused by certain diseases and should be treated in time.
Misunderstanding 8: Drugs are mainly treated for insomnia. Many insomniac patients only rely on sleeping pills when treating the disease. This approach is biased.
In fact, sleep brought by sleeping pills cannot replace people’s natural sleep.
This is because most sleeping pills change people’s time for deep sleep, which can reduce people’s sleep quality.
Therefore, experts recommend that patients with insomnia should try to treat insomnia by regulating their mood, improving diet and strengthening physical exercise, and only take sleeping pills under the guidance of a doctor when necessary.
In summary, healthy sleep is the basis for ensuring people’s physical health.
People should actively understand the characteristics of sleep and change their misunderstanding of sleep in order to ensure the quality of sleep and maintain their own health.