Losing Sleep over the World Cup

General 31 July 2018 | Dr. Kanin Tripipitsiriwat

We are currently in the midst of an important period awaited eagerly by people around the world for four years – the FIFA World Cup. As the last game of each day is starting at around 1am, with play not finishing until around 3am, it is only natural that viewers will suffer from a lack of sleep and rest, which can have an impact on their health and ability to work.


The 2017 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to three doctors and researchers named Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Robash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms of all living things, including humans, which play an important part in controlling the circadian rhythm. This research is specifically related to sleeping and waking times, showing pertinent links between lack of sleep and a negative affect on general health and the capability to work effectively.


When we fail to get enough sleep, it has an affect on our bodies’ hormones, which are mostly produced during the night and during deep sleep. When we sleep late, it sends a signal to our body telling it to produce fewer hormones such as cortisol, which is responsible for controlling our stress and strength in the daytime and preventing drowsiness. When our cortisol levels are insufficient, we will suffer from feelings of being dazed, exhausted, and easily stressed, as well as feeling sleepy when we shouldn’t while being unable to sleep properly at the correct time.


As the DHEA hormone regulates our immune system, low levels of DHEA can lead to a weakened immune system, causing us to catch viruses easily and to be ill often. Research shows that those who have low levels of DHEA for long periods of time have a shortened life expectancy.


Another important hormone for both men and women is progesterone, which lowers anxiety, helps us to relax, makes it easier to sleep, and allows our brains to rest, ultimately extending the brain’s longevity.

Estradiol is an important hormone for women, as low levels will result in dry skin, hair loss, depression, hot flushes, or night sweats.


Testosterone is most important in men, but is still important for women, as it helps us feel active, creative, self-confident and motivated. A lack of testosterone will have negative effects on sexual health as well as physical health, with increased risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, a feeling of weakness and weakened bones.


The best cure for these issues is to change your habits to be more appropriate, including getting sufficient sleep and not going to bed late. If it is truly necessary to go to sleep late, if you then begin to start showing any of the above symptoms, the best course of action is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will enable your body to return to normal as soon as possible. For example, checking your hormone levels and ensuring your body has enough of the right vitamins or minerals available after they may have been depleted due to sleep deprivation will all help the body return to normal.


Restore your health with the World Cup Energy Booster package, which will ensure you are strong and healthy, and can live your life to the fullest throughout this World Cup season.

1.Energy Booster IV Treatment : 6,500 baht

2.Weber Laser : 3,000 baht

3.Body Composition Analyzer : 1,500 baht

All included in the World Cup Energy Booster package for 8,550 baht, available until the 31st of July.

For more information please contact:

VitalLife Scientific Wellness Center
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Bangkok 10110

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Dr. Kanin Tripipitsiriwat

Physician at VitalLife Scientific Wellness Center

Anti-aging Medicines, Longevity Medicine

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