World Sleep Day: Let’s pledge to get out of sleep recession
On this World Sleep Day, let us ask ourselves a question; are we in the middle of a sleep recession? Look to your right, you will see a person yawning. Look to your left now; you will again see someone yawning at this hour.
In spite of regular reminders of the importance of sound good night sleep, our sleep habits are getting worse. Now the time has come that it has become a public health epidemic. This World Sleep Day is a global wakeup call. On this day, we should learn about the importance of a healthy sleep. It would be wise to view the deprivation of sleep as a health issue. In today’s time, if we want to lead our professional and personal life in the best way possible, sound good night sleep is the key. But looking at our daily habits, having a sound good night sleep is a broader challenge.
The essential sleep is a pillar of health and quality of life. According to the researchers, healthy sleep reduces the risk of obesity, hypertension, depression and Alzheimer’s. Researchers found that Insomnia affects anywhere from 30-45% of the adult population. It costs the U.S. economy between $92.5 and $107.5 billion.
Also, the sleep-related accidents cost nearly 1,550 precious lives while more than 71,000 get severely injured annually.
The best thing is that all this is avoidable and good sleep hygiene is the best way. You can implement the following principles for a sound good night sleep.
Set a particular and regular bedtime and wake up time.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar before going to bed.
Make a daily exercise routine.
Do not to use your gadgets before going to bed. Also, keep them out of your room.
– PTC NEWS