Do you have trouble sleeping at night? If yes, then chances are you need to pay attention to your body’s natural repair system. You may be surprised to know that sleep is directly related to heart disease. Those who do not get full sleep, are at risk of heart disease, whatever their age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. If you want to stay away from these diseases, then it is essential to get enough sleep.
This is how you can improve sleep
- Maintain the correct weight according to the body.
- Do daily exercises.
- Drink a glass of lukewarm milk before bedtime.
- Avoid eating spicy and oily food at night
- Try not to drink coffee or tea at night.
- Take calcium supplements
- Keep your room clean and tidy
- Read the book before bed, drink chamomile tea, take a bath or listen to mild melodious music.
According to the researchers, sleeping too little causes problems with underlying health conditions and biological processes such as glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation. Lack of sleep can lead to high blood pressure, hypertension, increased nervous system activity and even increased heart rate. Also, this problem can occur even if you sleep excessively.
When we sleep, our blood pressure decreases at that time and increases if we do not sleep. Because of this, there is extra pressure on the heart, due to which diseases related to the heart are caused. If sufficient sleep, blood pressure also remains healthy.
The level of the stress hormone cortisol is increased for those who do not get enough sleep. Cortisol keeps the body alert, due to which weight increases insulin levels as well. Cortisol is also responsible for the swelling on the face due to lack of sleep.
An adequate amount of sleep can vary from person to body, but still, every person must have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. The risk of heart disease increases by 40 per cent among those who sleep less than 5 hours at night. Not getting enough sleep causes irritability, impatience, lack of attention and mood swings and also exhaustion throughout the day.