Those who sleep too little dehydration
Many adults sleep only six hours a night – it's too little, according to many studies. Recommended sleep time for adults should be between seven and eight hours a day. An American research team has now discovered another good reason why they should follow these sleep guidelines. Sleep deprivation appears to affect the hormones and prefers dehydration faster.
Researchers at Penn State University in Pennsylvania have found in recent research that too little sleep adversely affects our hormones that regulate the fluid balance of the body. This is associated with the growing likelihood of dehydration. The results were recently published in the journal Sleep.
Sleeping quietly? So you need to drink more water
If you do not feel well after a short night, these may be the effects of dehydration. Researchers suggest that people who sleep too little should drink more water after a night of lack of sleep to counteract symptoms of dehydration. "With only six hours of sleep a night, your fluid balance may be affected," warns research director Asher Rosinger.
The balance of the body's sleep and water is related
The Penn State team examined the fluid balance of fluid in terms of duration of sleep. The team found that participants who slept only six hours were significantly more concentrated urine. In addition, the short sleep group increased to 59% at a higher risk of contracting insufficient than adults who slept regularly for eight hours.
How does sleeplessness affect the water balance?
In another study, researchers found that a certain hormone called vasopressin was responsible. This hormone regulates the water balance of the body. Although it is released both during the day and at night, but as scientists have shown, the distribution process accelerates in later sleep cycles. "If you wake up earlier, you may miss the window where more hormones are released, which interferes with the hydration of the body," Rosinger said in a new release on the study findings.
How to identify dehydration
Dehydration can affect many systems and functions of the body. Among other things, this can be expressed in perception, mood and physical and mental performance. If such a condition lasts longer and longer, more serious health consequences such as urinary tract infections and kidney stones are at risk.
Other effects of lack of sleep
But sleep is not just important for balancing water. During sleep, brain detoxifies and sleep disorders reduce the process because during sleep, interstitial spaces of brain cells are filled with brain water to expand. These extensions are similar to the highway, where waste from metabolism is transferred from the brain at double speed. It could also be an explanation why healthy sleep is considered a protective function against dementia.
However, sleeping too much can be detrimental
Sleep and too little harm our health. Another study found that people who regularly sleep 10 hours or more are at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. It is a dangerous combination of obesity (especially abdominal fat accumulation), high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels and high levels of lipids. (Vb)