Lack of sleep can cause many diseases

Sleep is an important part of our life which has a great impact on our body. People, who have sleeping sickness, have to face many health related problems. Sleep disorders are very common among Indians. In a survey conducted in 2020, it was told that sleep disorders were 93 percent among Indians. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, hypersomnia, restless leg syndrome and shift work disorder.

A study published in the National Library of Medicine studied the effects of high temperature weather on a person’s sleep quality and appetite. The study found that actual sleep time, total sleep time, light sleep, average heart rate and average respiratory rate were affected by temperature. Dr. Mrinal Sarkar, HOD, Department of Pulmonology and Critical care at Fortis Hospital, Noida, told that no two people can have the same sleep pattern. However, it is important for everyone to stick to their prescribed sleep pattern which is favorable for them.

Dr. Sarkar said, “It should not happen that one day a person sleeps at 9 pm, another day at 3 am and the next day at 5 am. There should be a fixed bedtime. If a person sleeps in the middle of the night every day, then he should try to sleep at the same time every day.” Dr. said that when a person sleeps at the same time and even if he is able to get only seven hours of sleep every day instead of eight hours, even then it is enough for the person.

The Sleep Foundation found that bedroom temperature can also play important role in the sleep quality. The best bedroom temperature for sleeping is around 18.3 degrees Celsius. This can vary by a few degrees from person to person, but most doctors recommend setting the thermostat between 15.6 and 19.4 degrees Celsius for the most restful sleep.

How to get good sleep?

Stick to a sleep schedule: A healthy adult needs at least 7 hours of sleep.

Pay attention to what you eat and drink: Do not go to bed hungry or sleep immediately after eating. Avoid having heavy meals just before sleeping.

Create a relaxing environment: Make sure that the bedroom is cool, dark and quiet. Light can make it difficult to fall asleep.

Reduce sleeping during the day: People who sleep more in afternoon may find it difficult to sleep at night. If you have a habit of sleeping in the afternoon, limit it to one or two hours.

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