Rapoport warns that sleep cannot necessarily be made up during the weekend.
"If you sleep more on the weekends, you simply aren’t sleeping enough in the week," he says.
A 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.
People who have sleep apnea or insomnia can have an improvement in blood pressure and inflammation with treatment of the sleep disorders, Dr. Get a good night’s sleep before getting out the easel and paintbrushes or the pen and paper.
"Sleepiness is grossly underrated as a problem by most people, but the cost to society is enormous," Dr. "Sleeplessness affects reaction time and decision making." Insufficient sleep for just one night can be as detrimental to your driving ability as having an alcoholic drink.
Or just muddle along and die a slower, more painful death.
This could lead to "significant functional impairment at school," the study authors wrote.
In another study, college students who didn’t get enough sleep had worse grades than those who did.
"Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain," Dr. "When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite."When it comes to our health stress and sleep are nearly one and the sameand both can affect cardiovascular health.
"Sleep can definitely reduce levels of stress, and with that people can have better control of their blood pressure," Dr. "It’s also believed that sleep effects cholesterol levels, which plays a significant role in heart disease."The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2009 that being tired accounted for the highest number of fatal single-car run-off-the-road crashes due to the driver’s performanceeven more than alcohol!