Running fast in Ramadan, there are changes that will affect human performance. Not only if the emotion and hunger or thirst, but also changes in sleep patterns. Even changes in sleep patterns should be anticipated in advance. Healthy sleep is a basic human need that must be fulfilled, just as the need for air and vitamins. Various functions of the body can be disrupted by changes in sleep patterns. Modern medical research can not directly examine the benefits of sleep, but we can see the consequences of sleep deprivation. So the researchers to assess what is impaired in people who are experiencing sleep deprivation. Changes in sleep patterns can affect productivity, health and safety. The third of these factors will be reviewed before the month of Ramadan.
Sleep is not laziness. Although we seem passive during sleep and not do anything, in fact our bodies are working hard to build and repair themselves. Even the brain becomes very active during sleep! During sleep the human cognitive capabilities are built. At the time of sleep deprivation, we also tend to be emotional and impatient. No wonder the students with enough sleep can perform better than the less. Similarly, adults, with adequate sleep, her memory are better preserved.
The lack of sleep is known to increase risk of diabetes, heart disease and blood vessels and decreased endurance. In addition, the lack of sleep will increase levels of ghrelin and leptin suppress. Sleep duration is less, through the mechanism of increased sympathetic nervous system also increases blood pressure. A study showed that sleep duration of less than 5 hours will increase the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.