Sleep deprivation is one of the most widespread issues affecting people nowadays, condition which might lead to other serious health problems. However, lack of sleep is accompanied by dream loss, and experts believe this is actually the main cause of all these health issues.
Is dream loss the real health enemy?
Losing sleep can lead to the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other kinds of heart disease. However, experts suggest it’s not the lack of sleep per se that influence these conditions. If one doesn’t get enough sleep, one is also subjected to dream loss. Although it doesn’t sound serious, not reaching the daily dream ratio can influence the evolution of such conditions, and can be the main cause of depression.
Therefore, researchers started studying the stages of sleep, and looked at the factors which influenced REM sleep. The usual sleep pattern starts with non-REM sleep, when one cannot dream, and this is the main stage which our bodies prioritize.
Losing sleep affects both the physical and mental health
If this dream stage goes interrupted until late in the night, the body switches to REM sleep. This is when we start dreaming. Therefore, dream loss is strongly related to our sleep deprivation levels. If we do not get enough REM sleep, then we get dream deprived. Although not many people are aware of it, this type of sleep deprivation is the most severe.
Dream loss and REM sleep deprivation works as a silent killer, which gradually influence serious health issues, and might cause one to be depressed. Researchers looked at the link between dream loss and therapy, medication, substance abuse, and any other social factors which might play a role in one’s physical and mental health.
Researchers reached the conclusion that people should pay more attention to their sleep patterns. In case they notice something wrong, then they should make sure they don’t lose REM sleep, so that they can prevent dream loss.
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