2022 World Sleep Day
“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Sleep is one of the pillars of good health. Conversely, lack of sleep always impacts your physical, mental and brain health.
2022 World Sleep day echoes the slogan as Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.
World Sleep Day focuses on various issues related to sleep, sleep medicine, education about sleep, and the social effects that sleep deprivation can have on everyday life. From mild to severe, sleep difficulties are a modern problem that may have the ability to hijack people’s entire lives if not kept in check.
World Sleep Day aims to bring people together, whether everyday people or healthcare providers, to discuss sleep problems, help find solutions, and prevent sleep problems for those who don’t yet have them.
Researchers and scientists prove that sleep is essential as nutrients and exercise. Sleep reduces stress and helps to get rid of anxiety. In addition, quality sleep improves our brain health and memory.
Good sleep is a prerequisite for holistic health because it helps regulate all the functions in the body. It brings us to equilibrium before we start another day in a world obsessed with productivity, which requires strength.
Why is getting quality sleep so important?
Good sleep gives the immune system a boost, the first line of defence against illnesses.
Other benefits of getting enough hours of quality sleep include increased productivity, healthy skin, sharper concentration, resilient memory and better judgement.
Studies have shown that kids who regularly get adequate sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health.
Two essential actions for proper and quality sleep time
- Regular time to sleep
Having a common pattern of going to bed and waking up could be protective of metabolic health. A new study has linked the habit to a lower chance of developing risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol. This habit of routine helps to regulate our biological clock
- No Digital Screen – ( at least 30 mts – 1 hr before going to sleep)
Digital devices produce blue light, which tricks the body into thinking of its daytime. The blue light from the screen suppresses melatonin (the hormone which helps sleep). The blue light that your smartphone emits is not only bad for your vision, but it’s bad for your brain too.
“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama
Looking forward to a happy and healthy world.
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