Do you suffer from sleep deprivation and who doesn’t suffer from it nowadays? So you will probably be aware of the effects it has on the body and mind.
Feelings of lethargy, headaches, anxiety, irritability, or depression.
Now add another one to the effects of sleep deprivation and that is your awkward move.
The claim was made in a new medical study which found that lack of sleep affects the ability to walk properly, avoid obstacles and maintain balance.
The study, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the United States, found a link between sleep and the way you walk.
The researchers said that the results show that the move is not an automatic process and that it can be affected by lack of sleep.
“The ideal scenario is for everyone to ensure 8 hours of sleep a night, but if that is not possible, try to compensate as much as possible during the weekly break,” he said.
Earlier, scientists thought that the way human beings walk is a completely automatic process, we move ourselves in the direction we want to go and the body automatically takes control of it with the help of the mind.
But research has shown that this is not true. Our brains respond to visual or auditory signals along the way and slow down or increase the speed accordingly.
Adults need a minimum of sleep each night for ideal mental strength, while school-age children need 9 to 12 hours of sleep, and young people need 8 to 10 hours of sleep.
The study focused on students with severe sleep deprivation at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and used trackers to track their sleep duration for 14 days.
On average, these students were accustomed to sleeping 6 hours a night.
Half of the group was kept awake overnight for a trade mill test.
The results showed that lack of which severely affects people’s mobility, stuttering is common and they generally perform worse.
But the study also found that students who tried to reduce sleep duration during the weekly holidays improved their performance somewhat in this task.
This strategy is not recommended by most sleep experts because research reports have found that changing your sleep patterns significantly increases your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Regardless, the key message in this new study is to ensure adequate sleep, especially for people who work in offices that work in different shifts.
In this regard, the researchers said that compensating for the lack of sleep can be an important strategy for such people, for example, people with severe sleep deprivation, if they make the compensation normal, they can control their walking style more. Will be able to.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Scientific Reports.