A good night’s sleep is one of the most significant things to live a healthy life. A good sleep increases our concentration, attention, decision making, creativity, social skills and health.
But it is disappointing that it is low in many people’s priority list.
Does lack of sleep affects our daily life activities? So the answer is yes!.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION EFFECTS.
How much sleep is enough?
Its been a common public question that how much duration of sleep does a person requires?
According to sleep research society it recommends a threshold value for adults around 7 hours per night. But it should not be less than 6 hours. But in pre-school children generally 11-12 hours per day sleep is required.
How do you know if you are getting enough sleep?
If you feel irritable at work, or if you need a lot of stimulants like tea, coffee to stay alert, or if u feel headache etc, it means that you are not getting enough sleep.
So what to do to correct our sleep habits?
Tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
If you are having trouble sleeping you are not alone. Many people have trouble sleeping and suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.
In order to sleep well we need to let go of the day’s concerns and worries.
Go to be and wake up at the same time each day to maintain circadian rhythm.
Limits usage of electronics at bedtime.
Limit that food and drinks that may affect letting you sleep like caffeine, alcohol etc.
Relax your mind. Don’t think much about your daily work.
If still you are facing chronic sleep deprivation, contact your doctor. We are always there to help you.
Dr Amir M.B.B.S, M.S(Surgery) : JNMC AMU