Chronic Sleep Loss Is Not Easy To Compensate For|Metro Detroit Cosmetic Dentist

added on: January 15, 2010

Recently, a study done by Sleep Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, long periods of sleep at doesn’t make up for sleep loss that goes on for extended periods of time.  

Earlier in the morning or late at night circadian rhythms are at the lowest point. The study suggests that people with sleep loss had slower reaction times during that time. The reaction times were not affected from sleep loss during the later afternoon/early evening.

“Many people have a false sense of reassurance that they can quickly recover from a chronic sleep debt with just one or two days of good sleep,” the lead author of the study, Daniel Cohen, said in a news release. “. . .However, the lingering effect of chronic sleep loss causes performance to deteriorate dramatically when these individuals stay awake for an extended period of time, for example, when they try to pull an ‘all-nighter.’ “

You can find the whole study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Sleep loss can often be linked to other health issues.

If you do not feel rested when you wake up and just can’t seem to get enough sleep you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Ban Barbat can help you determine if you are getting the best nights rest possible. Contact our Metro Detroit Cosmetic Dentist office today for more information.


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