Lack of sleep makes the mind unstable and affects daily activities. Insomnia affects fatigue, lack of concentration, anxiety, increased stress and daily work style. Less than 6 hours of sleep makes you feel more hungry, which leads to seven and a half times obesity. People who sleep less are two and a half times more likely to develop diabetes than those who sleep adequately.
Not getting enough sleep reduces the immune system. It can lead to depression, diabetes, heart disease, dementia and even premature death. In fact, sleeping 4-5 hours a day a week reduces memory by 1 percent. Overall, insomnia reduces the quality of life. Less sleep constantly weakens the nervous system and increases the chances of high blood pressure and heart attack. At some point in our lives, we may experience insomnia.
Many believe that a person who sleeps less will be more diligent. But that is not the reality. Insomnia is not a pattern of hard work and commitment. Prolonged sleep is a sign of weakness to some extent. However, people who do high activity have a habit of sleeping soundly. Adequate and quality sleep relieves stress and rejuvenates the mind. It speeds up energy levels, improves memory and reduces negative impulses. Adequate sleep boosts immunity and promotes healthy cell division. Increases physical strength and improves brain function. When sleep is good, our hormonal system works well.
Quality sleep affects student or runner performance. Take the leopard for example. The leopard runs at 60 miles per hour. But it sleeps 18 hours a day.
International companies like Ben & Jerry, The Huffington Post, Japos are well aware of the importance of sleep. That is why he has arranged a room in the office for his workers to rest.
Melatonin, a natural hormone in the brain, regulates our sleep and wakefulness. When night falls, the body releases melatonin. Then I like to lie on the bed. Artificial light from smartphones, laptops, computers, TV screens reduces melatonin production and affects sleep and wakefulness. So one should not watch email, news or movie one hour before going to bed. Sleep is disturbed even when you keep your mobile phone near your head.
There are no strict rules about how many hours of sleep a day. The body also demands sleep according to age. Adults should get seven to eight hours of sleep daily. More than that for children. But the elderly sleep a little longer.
Quality is more important than results. If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you will feel tired even after sleeping for nine to ten hours. Sleep can be divided into two ways. Restful sleep and deep active sleep. Deep sleep can help you cope with a complex problem. Eating fatty foods during dinner gives you stable energy and a good night’s sleep.
Eating fish at night produces serotonin which increases the feeling of happiness, reduces stress hormones. Carbon dioxide-inducing foods upset blood sugar and affect sleep. The amino acids found in protein foods help you sleep better. While alcohol helps with sleep, deep sleep does not. People who do not sleep should not drink coffee in the evening.
A warm water shower, meditation, soothing music, a slightly cooler room (68 degrees Fahrenheit), and a full curtain before going to bed make for a good night’s sleep. Smelling lavender in the room also helps sleep. It lowers blood pressure and skin temperature. The bed should only be used for sleeping at night. Do not sit in bed watching television, eating, etc. Don’t sleep in the afternoon. Exercise regularly. High quality sleep is essential for work performance, health and impulse control, and healthy relationships. If you fall asleep while sitting or fall asleep in a short time, you are healthy. Photo Source: PharmEasy