Dr Oz: Dangers Of Different Sleep Types
Dr. Oz talked with sleep expert Dr. Michael Bruess and Dr. Michael Grander about the four different sleep types Dr. Grander found when he conducted a study about the relationship between sleep and diet. Did you know sleeping less than four hours a night is a serious health risk? Keep reading to find out what other health risks the different sleep types pose.
Dr Oz: Over Sleep Type Could Be Sign Of Narcolepsy
Dr. Bruess said there are a number of risks associated with the very short sleep type, the short sleep type and the over sleep type.
He told Dr. Oz people who fit into the over sleep type category could be experiencing sleep apnea, narcolepsy or even have a problem with their immune system. For people who fit into the short sleep category, Dr. Bruess said they could be having a hard time sleeping because of high anxiety and pain.
Dr Oz: Good Night’s Sleep Needed For Healthy Body
Dr. Oz demonstrated the necessity of getting a good night’s sleep by showing the audience everything the body has to do. He demonstrated with a flat table and few red balls how the body juggles multiple tasks, such as hormones, cell renewal, tissue repair and more, and it needs a good night’s sleep to juggle the numerous tasks and perform them correctly. When the body doesn’t get enough sleep, it is impossible for it to do every task properly.
Dr Oz: Dangers For the Very Short Sleep Type
Dr. Bruess said people who fall into the very short sleep type should be worried about obesity and diabetes. He said obesity has everything to do with hormone imbalances. When the body increases the amount of cortisol it produces, your appetite will increase, meaning you are going to be gaining weight. The very short sleep type is also at risk for developing diabetes because the body will have a hard time controlling the amount of insulin in the body because of the lack of sleep.
Dr. Bruess said it only takes four nights of four hours of sleep of less, consecutively, for someone to end up in a pre-diabetic state.
Dr Oz: Dangers For the Short Sleep Type
Dr. Bruess said people who fall into the short sleep type have an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. He said one study revealed that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night are four times more likely to get a stroke and two times more likely to have a heart attack.
Dr Oz: Dangers For the Over Sleep Type
Although some people might think sleeping over nine hours sounds great, Dr. Bruess said it is actually a bad sign. He said the people who sleep too long could have hypothyroidism meaning they are not producing enough hormones and it is making it hard for them to sleep. He suggested that anyone sleeping over nine hours a night get their thyroid checked.