Sleeping late on weekends can wreak havoc on your sleep, not to mention it can make you impatient. This mood even has a name Social Jetlag!
According to Shelby Freedman Harris, Sleep Expert and director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine at New York City, social jet lag is becoming more prevalent. “In fact, it isn’t a sleep disorder that enforces people to visit a MD, but it is easy to find that people aren’t sticking with the same sleep-wake schedule every day,” Harris explains.
Staying out until the wee hours holiday nights and then sleeping lat the next day throw your body clocks out of whack. So much so that you can have trouble adjusting to your “regular” sleep time when it’s holiday night, your body and mind will be healthier.
All of this happens because we’re messing with our circadian rhythm — that internal body clock that governs our sleep/wake times, as well as our appetite. Staying up late in your bed has a similar affect on your body as jet lag after traveling.
Sleeping late holiday nights puts your body at a different time. Irregular sleeping on holidays makes your body tired.
To keep the circadian rhythm, you need to go to bed on-time on holidays.
According to researchers, if someone sleeps just one hour more than normal on holidays, his/her circadian rhythm will be disturbed and hence he/she will feel tiresome the whole day.
Lack of sufficient sleep during week days can be compensated by an 8-hour sleeping. To keep the circadian rhythm, you need to go to bed on-time on holidays. While we prefer to watch more TV shows or search in internet instead of going to bed on holiday nights. To avoid social jetlag, continue your regular schedule even on holiday nights and go to sleep at the regular hour of every other night and prevent late sleeps on holidays as far as possible.
You eat different food, experience a different body activity and sleep late on holidays, all these endangers your body.
Irregular Sleep Makes You Subnormal
Studying on sleeps on children and young adults and their sleep time helped physicians to find a direct relation between sleep time and intelligence. Insufficient sleeps as well as irregular sleep time both make children and young adults subnormal. They found these results after studying about 11000 children and young adults. Recent studies indicate that young adults with variable sleep times and go to bed at different hours are at the risk of dropout and less concentration in classroom and lower marks in mathematics.
According to doctors, the best time for children and young adults for going to bed is 9:00 pm; because it helps them to wake up next day with higher readiness. This result gained when researchers considered two groups of children and young adults. The first group was offered to go to bed every night at a regular hour; while the second one was free to choose any hour of night for sleeping. The results showed that members of the first group were more successful in terms of training and sport activities.
Physicians advice parents to control their childrenâ€™s sleep time more precisely. Irregular sleep can disturb bodyâ€™s normal circadian rhythm and bring about disturbed sleep and memory capacity. For this reasons, sleep specialists believe that if the irregularity of sleeping is repeated, especially in young ages can affect the brainâ€™s health.