Suffering from insomnia or little sleep is like being drunk

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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According to new research, the effects of sleep deprivation are very similar to those of alcohol abuse.

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A good restful sleep is able to regenerate our body every night and give new energy to the brain and its cognitive functions. But what consequences can those who suffer from insomnia or sleep too little have? According to new research the effects of sleep deprivation are very similar to those of alcohol abuse.

In short, according to the experts from Oxford University and the Royal Society for Public Health who carried out the research, we can speak of a kind of drunkenness due to insomnia.

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In fact, lack of sleep would have the same effects on the brain as a hangover: from the examined sample it emerged that those who have not slept for at least 17 hours in a row have a lowered degree of attention similar to that of someone with blood an alcohol concentration of 0,05%.

After 24 hours without sleep the situation can only get worse, according to the study, it comes to being "drunk" with sleep as if you had a blood alcohol concentration 0,1% higher than the limits for driving in the United States. The degree of attention, reflexes and mood obviously suffer.

The Oxford researchers also provide some practical advice for promote sleep of those who, for at least 3 nights a week for more than 3 months (these are the characteristics of real insomnia) do not sleep well and enough: first of all avoid taking medications which can be addictive, choose some foods that induce sleep, they mention milk but we advise you to eat rice and others instead foods rich in tryptophan.



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On the other hand, counting sheep would be useless, who has tried it knows, often this system instead of promoting sleep makes you nervous and makes you even more awake! Try a instead experience the calming effect of any of the plants that we present HERE.



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