This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in February of 2023. For the original video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzjlWj_Pk1g&t=12s
Brad: I found that changing your sleep habits by one hour can dramatically change your life. This is research and everyone's going to want to know about this. It's interesting statistical information and it's accurate.
Bob: I can't wait.
Brad: All right the first thing, this really got my attention on this, when daylight savings time comes around in the fall and you fall back, okay? So that means you gain an hour of sleep, there was a statistical study that day in the United States, and there were 21% fewer heart attacks the next day.
Bob: That's amazing.
Brad: On the other hand, in the spring when you lose an hour of sleep, that next day, there are 24% more heart attacks that went to the ER. So really, it doesn't prove anything, but it really gets you thinking. Maybe that loss or gain of X hours of sleep is critical. Now we're going to go to number two. This is for both males and females. If you're trying to have a baby, your reproductive system is noticeably affected if you don't get enough sleep. So, if you're trying to have a baby.
Bob: Yep, get pregnant.
Brad: Get that family going, make sure you get adequate sleep. You know, at least eight hours a day if you're an adult. So, we'll move on to number three. If you're trying to lose some weight, you really need to get adequate sleep. If you're an adult, again, that’s eight hours. Don't cut yourself short, particularly if you do it consistently. Make that a goal when you're getting your weight loss.
Bob: I read you burn more fat while you sleep.
Brad: Yep, it's that fasting time. And I don't know all the technical parts of it but it definitely shows that.
Bob: It's true.
Brad: Yeah, it's true. So, get your sleep. It's a good deal unless you're a hyper person like we know some people. I think you really must work at it, but you can do it. Now, to number four. Bob, you probably got plenty of sleep, I don't think I did when I was in high school.
Bob: I did, absolutely.
Brad: So, your intellect, your IQ, how you think, your cognition is much better when you get adequate sleep. There was a study done with high school kids and their ACT tests.
Bob: They need even more sleep than we do.
Brad: They need eight to 10 hours of sleep. And they did a study of their group who did not get adequate sleep and the ones that did. And there was a significant increase in the ACT scores for those that got adequate sleep.
Bob: Not surprised.
Brad: Right. I know when I get up in the morning, I can think so much clearer than at 8:00 at night.
Brad: Yeah, by 6:00 at night, I'm burnt out. All right, number five, and the last one is pain. Particularly, if you have chronic pain, if you do not get enough sleep your body will increase that pain level. It's a chronic situation. It can build a snowball effect.
Bob: Yeah, yeah. The more pain, the more you don't sleep.
Brad: Right, and if you don't get sleep then you get more pain. So actually have a video that shows you seven tips that will help you sleep more. And this is updated from our other ones which we have similar videos.
Bob: I can't wait.
Brad: So yeah, pain levels, for sure. Get adequate sleep. Very good. Sleep well, learn well, and do everything better with your sleep.
Bob: Peace out.
Visit us on our other social media platforms:
Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts.
For this week’s Giveaway visit: https://bobandbrad.com/giveaways
Bob and Brad’s Products
Check out our shirts, mugs, bags, and more in our Bob and Brad merchandise shop
The Bob and Brad Community is a place to share your experiences, ask questions and connect with others regarding physical therapy and health topics.
Medical Disclaimer All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.
Affiliate Disclaimer: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We are highly selective in our products and try our best to keep things fair and balanced to help you make the best choice for you.