Duration Of Sleep Affects The Body Of A Teenager – Part 2 of 3
So, even though the overall effect of sleep loss on blood pressure was small, it could have implications for danger of heart disease in the future, they suggested. Exactly how lost sleep leads to increases in blood pressure is not fully understood, but Au and colleagues speculate that it may give rise to increases in grief hormones, which are known to affect blood pressure. The findings are published online Dec 16, 2013 and in the January print issue of Pediatrics.
Participants in the study slept anywhere from seven hours or less to more than 10 hours. The less slumber they got, the higher their blood pressure was the following day. US experts said the new findings emphasize the importance of good quality drop for all kids. “The study separates the effect of sleep apnea from sleep loss, and conclusively shows that sleep loss in the absence of sleep apnea raises both systolic and diastolic blood pressure,” said Dr Sanjeev Kothare, a pediatric catch forty winks expert at NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York City.
So “Pediatricians must screen for diabetes, and high blood demand in teenagers with sleep loss besides screening for snoring and sleep apnea in obese teenagers”. According to the National Sleep Foundation, children aged 5 to 12 call for 10 to 11 hours of sleep. Teens need about 9,25 hours of sleep each night to function best, but for some, 8,5 hours is enough.