New research out of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) has shed more light on the negative effects of sleep deprivation.
Conducted at the institute’s Department of Behavioral Biology, the study sought to assess the impact of inadequate sleep on constructive thinking and perceived emotional intelligence (EQ). In doing so, researchers recruited 26 healthy volunteers and had them complete various tests aimed at measuring constructive and emotional thinking.
Past research has already revealed that poor sleep can negatively impact all sorts of cognitive abilities; however, until this study, experts hadn’t examined its effect on constructive thinking and perceived emotional intelligence.
In the end, researchers found that sleep deprivation resulted in reduced assertiveness, self-regard, positive thinking, independence and self-actualization.
A Total Impact
Inadequate sleep has been linked to all sorts of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, dementia and diabetes. Now, more and more research suggests it has the power to alter the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us.
Although chronic sleep problems can be rooted in all sorts of causes; often, a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, is to blame. If you have been struggling to cope with snoring, daytime fatigue and frequent waking, you could be suffering from this dangerous disorder.
Fortunately, Dr. Weiser can provide a safe, quiet, comfortable sleep apnea treatment option. If you’ve been positively diagnosed with this disorder, contact his office today to get the help you need.