Scientists announced that sleeping late has a dangerous consequence 19:58

American scientists from Stanford University found that people who go to bed late are more likely to suffer from mental disorders. The research was published in the scientific journal magazine Psychiatric Research (PsyRes).

The human body’s internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm, plays a critical role in regulating sleep patterns. This clock is located in the hypothalamus of the brain and influences various 24-hour behavioral patterns, including sleep time.

People tend to have different sleep preferences; some prefer to go to bed early (“larks”) and others prefer to go to bed late (“night owls”). This preference is known as chronotype.

The team used data from more than 73.8 thousand people in the British Biobank database. The researchers classified sleep durations based on the five consecutive hours during which the lowest activity level was recorded by the accelerometers.

The results revealed a clear association between later bedtime and worse mental health outcomes, regardless of chronotype. People who went to bed late were more likely to suffer from mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, including depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

One of the most surprising findings was that being consistent with your chronotype isn’t the best choice for everyone’s mental health.

Night owls whose chronotypes matched were 20 to 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder than night owls with early or middle sleep patterns.

Previous scientists named The main dangers of chronic lack of sleep.

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Source: Gazeta

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