Can You Make Up For Lost Sleep? And How Much Is Losing Sleep Hurting You In The First Place?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/03/15/can-you-make-up-for-lost-sleep-and-how-much-is-losing-sleep-hurting-you-in-the-first-place/#353b59fd1978

Misconceptions

” one of those misconceptions that we can dispose of today is the idea that you can make up for sleep you’ve lost during the week by sleeping in on the weekend.

University of Colorado researchers have found that people with consistent sleep deprivation gained weight and experienced a loss of insulin sensitivity. The researchers said that attempting to make up for lost sleep on the weekend not only didn’t counter the harm done to metabolism, it seemed to have made it worse.

Experts recommend that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep every night, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That’s true of older adults as well, but many seniors don’t get the sleep they need, because they often have more trouble falling asleep, sleep less deeply and wake up more often throughout the night.

“Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging,” Live Science reports.

Whatever the cause for lost sleep, scores of people try to make up for these deficits by sleeping more on their days off.  Scientists now say that not only can you not make up for lost sleep, but you’re likely damaging your health long-term by not getting enough sleep in the first place.

Consequences of lack of sleep

Findings from the Global Burden of Disease study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), found that 603 million adults were obese in 2015, and cardiovascular disease and diabetes were the first and second, respectively, leading causes of death from a high body mass index (BMI). And studies have repeatedly shown that insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders are recognized risk factors for obesity and diabetes.

The Colorado researchers outlined that specifically, “insufficient sleep alters several behavioral and physiological processes implicated in metabolic dysregulation, including regulation of energy intake and delayed circadian timing, which results in weight gain and reduced insulin sensitivity.”


https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/03/15/can-you-make-up-for-lost-sleep-and-how-much-is-losing-sleep-hurting-you-in-the-first-place/#353b59fd1978

Try keep your sleep schedule regular. Get to sleep at the same time every night, and maybe make use of our podcast to help clear your mind and engage it in a constructive way.

And if the podcast alone doesn’t work. Maybe a natural sleep aid will help? We haven’t tried this ourselves, but it is quite highly rated.

Persephone in the Underworld

One of the first myths I remember learning is the story of Persephone, who was taken to be the bride of Hades. Let me share my interpretation of the story with you as you prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

Story: 10:18

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Sources:

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/goddesses/persephone/

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/zeus/

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/goddesses/demeter/

https://mythology.net/greek/greek-concepts/the-underworld/

 


Sleep aid podcast – Launch day incoming

The introductory episode of our sleep aid podcast will launch on Monday the 4th of March. Once the show is up and running regularly, release day will be every Monday.

My thinking here is that it’s a fresh week, so it’s a good time for people to have something new to help them through the stresses of a new week.

The initial aim though is to try release initially on an accelerated schedule. Because of the sleep aid podcast concept it will be helpful for listeners to get a solid 6-8 hours of content to put on in the background overnight. So I would like for anyone discovering the show, even early on, to have an archive.

So at the very least we will have an episode every Monday, but I’m hoping for one extra every week, as soon as I can get episodes written and recorded.

As mentioned elsewhere the writing is the challenging part. So expect some experimentation in the next couple of weeks.