According to a report released by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, the World Day of Sleep, sleep disturbances, including insomnia, obstructive apnea, restless legs syndrome and parasomnias rest generally affects about 45% of world population – adults and children alike .
For example, in Canada, most people do not sleep enough. Many adult Canadians are tired all the time, sleeping, on average, only 6.9 hours per night. More worryingly, however, that 30% of them sleep less than 6 hours every night. Men sleep less than women, with approx. 11 minutes, on average, in contrast, women have a difficult sleep – sleep much harder and are easily aroused to everything.
However, research shows that people who commute an hour or more per day than those who sleep less than 30 minutes a day traveling. In their report, scientists warn that sleep disorders threaten the health and quality of life. Here are some good reasons not to reduce the duration of sleep: .
Aperson who does not sleep for 20 hours is as functionally impaired as someone who has a alcolemie of 0.08%; . Lack a set schedule of hours of sleep, caused by shift work can lead to psychiatric problems, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes or depression; .
Sleep deprivation can cause obesity, diabetes, hypertension, myocardial infarction, or stroke; . An extra hour of sleep per night, can reduce the risk of coronary calcification or hardening of the arteries, an early indicator of cardiovascular disease.
Doctors have noticed that not only adults faced with a real “epidemic” of sleep disorders: sleepiness and lack of rest are present at a worrying level, and among children. Nearly 25% of children worldwide do not sleep enough. “40% of Canadian children do not acquire the necessary hours of sleep. This fact affects both development and ability to learn.” says Dr. Reut Gruber at Montreal’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
He suggests that a teenager would have to sleep around. 9 hours per night while middle school children is better to spend around 10-12 hours sleeping. “In today’s society, sleeping less has become a custom in vogue.
Many famous people boast that they do not need many hours of sleep or no time to lose sleep. In fact, in order to function properly it is necessary a good sleep. There is nothing noble in neglecting this stage of the day, “said Dr. Gruber.