The doctor told me about the dangers of sleep deprivation

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to Take for sleep for 8 hours a day is the norm for an adult person, but often many people neglect it. Doctor of biological Sciences Vladimir Dorokhov on radio Sputnik said, how dangerous lack of sleep.

Despite the fact that many historical figures slept only a few hours a day, follow this example need not, cautioned an expert. According to him, this can seriously harm the body.

“Napoleon, Alexander the great, Churchill, Margaret Thatcher – they slept a little. From Thatcher it is known that the gene was a short sleep. In our population not so many people who have this gene. Such people can in four hours of full sleep, but that’s not all this” – said Dorokhov.

Head of the laboratory of neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness of the Institute of higher nervous activity and neurophysiology of RAS explained that the normal sleep every day, “repair” the human body, and therefore it is important to spend sufficient amount of time.

“by Reducing sleep duration, you can increase the time for work. Occasionally it’s possible to do, but if a long time is fraught with all sorts of sores,” – said the expert.

Dorokhov said that for those who do not sleep, reduces life expectancy by 10-15 years. In addition, lack of sleep can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart problems.

Earlier, the doctor recommended to sleep without clothes for a full recovery. According to him, the habit of sleeping in clothes can lead to sleep disturbance – the person may take longer to fall asleep and often Wake up during the night.

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