Scientists have discovered that people who slept poorly or little in the morning of the next day had increased systolic pressure. At the same time, the participants, who went to bed with high pressure, but slept well and for at least 7 hours, rose from their beds in the morning in good condition.
“To improve well-being and reduce pressure, you need to sleep from 7 to 9 hours. It is better to go to bed no later than 23:00, ”the authors of the project stated.
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Also, experts stressed the importance of sleep in maximum darkness, turning off all gadgets and curtains windows. According to scientists, excessive light in the dark disturbs the production of melatonin, shifting it to a later time – as a result, sleep does not occur in the prescribed hours. Before going to bed you do not need to be in a brightly lit room, the light in the room before bed should be soft and diffused, experts advise. Sleep not in complete darkness leads to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, they cautioned.