Duration Of Sleep Affects The Body Of A Teenager – Part 1 of 3
Duration Of Sleep Affects The Body Of A Teenager. Kids who don’t get enough saw wood at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next daylight even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spent one night in a sleep lab for observation. They also wore a 24-hour blood require monitor and kept a seven-day sleep diary. The participants were all normal weight.
None had significant sleep apnea – a condition characterized by disrupted breathing during sleep. The beauty sleep disorder has been linked to high blood pressure. According to the findings, just one less hour of sleep per night led to an increase of 2 millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg) in systolic blood pressure. That’s the cut off number in a blood pressure reading. It gauges the pressure of blood moving through arteries.
One less hour of nightly sleep also led to a 1 mm/Hg make the grade in diastolic blood pressure. That’s bottom number, which measures the resting pressure in the arteries between heart beats. Catching up on sleep over the weekend can help improve blood pressure somewhat, but is not enough to set-back this effect entirely, report researchers led by Chun Ting Au, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.