Weekly First Aid Topic: Be Cautious About Staying Up (20161028)
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning

Daily activities are intensified as the year nears its end. One is inclined towards staying up late for doing some extra work, partying with friends, watching an important ball game, playing games, following a TV series, or just stay awake.

Going to bed late or staying up late will have a bad influence on your body in the long-run. Lack of sleep can easily speed up your heartbeat, cause endocrine and metabolic disorders, along with chronobiology disorders, while reducing your immunity to resist viruses. Short-term sleep insufficiency can easily impair your concentration and memory, leading to communication disorder and skin  damage, while making you lose control of your emotions and feelings. In the meanwhile, staying up late for a long period of time badly affects your body, causing gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular problems and diabetes, exposing you to a higher risk of cancer, visual deterioration, obesity, sleeplessness, depression and low immunity.

Moreover, staying up late can easily cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases to people with high blood pressure. Furthermore, staying up late for watching a ball game or for other activities that may easily make you excited or nervous can cause stenocardia, myocardial infarction or other diseases, which may threaten your life or lead to sudden death. Thus, you better be cautious about staying up.