SLEEP, EAT, WORK AND REPEAT, DON’T SKIP SLEEP!
Every time Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox is celebrated as world sleep day and this time it’s on 16th march and there after the entire week is national sleep awareness week. It is an annual event organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society, formerly World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), since 2008. It is basically celebrated to highlight the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society’s attention to the burden of sleep problems and their medicine, education and social aspects; to promote the prevention and management of sleep disorders.
Last year Renowned Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted using his handle @SrBachchan, which is followed by 25.5 million, that – ‘its World Sleep Day tomorrow 17 March..whatever that means !!’. Thousands of people from around the world tweeted on world sleep day. It also shared some space on other social media.
The World Sleep Day has held annually on the Friday before the March Equinox. The first World Sleep Day was held on 14 March 2008. Events involving discussions, presentations of educational materials and exhibitions take place around the world and online. And each time it is celebrated on a different date and with different objective..
This year it’s been celebrating with the objective of 2018 16 March ‘Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life’
1. Better health
Getting a better night’s sleep won’t grant you immunity from disease. But study after study it has found a bridge between in-appropriate sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart diseases like heart attacks, some more serious disease like diabetes, and obesity.
In most cases, it had found that the major health issues arise from sleep loss only. That might not always be true, however. One study simulated the effects of the disturbed sleep patterns of shift workers on 10 young healthy adults. After a mere four days, three of them had blood glucose levels that qualified as pre-diabetic.
2. Less pain
Having proper sleep can help in providing better relief to hurt injuries. If you have chronic pain or any kind of acute pain from a recent injury getting enough sleep may actually make you hurt less. Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold. Unfortunately, it’s very true that being in pain can make it hard to sleep.
3. Lower risk of injury
Enough sleep might actually keep you safer side. Lack of sleep has been linked with many serious disasters, like the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger and the grounding of the Exxon Valdez. The Institute of Medicine estimates that one out of every five auto accidents in the U.S. most results from drowsy driving which approximately give the total about 1 million crashes a year.
4. Better mood
Getting enough sleep won’t guarantee a sunny disposition. But you have probably noticed that when you’re exhausted, you’re more likely to be irritated. That’s not all. “Not getting enough sleep affects your emotional regulation as well,” said by Mindell. “When you’re overtired, you’re more likely to snap at your boss, or burst into tears, you find everything annoying around you or start laughing uncontrollably.” Just for escaping from the situation.
5. Better weight control
Well this one is something indigestible that getting enough sleep could help you to maintain your weight — and conversely, sleep loss goes along with an increased risk of weight gain. Why? Part of the problem is behavioral and other half is physiological, If you’re overtired, you might be less likely to have the energy to go for that jog or cook a healthy dinner after work.
The hormone leptin plays a major role in making you feel full. When you don’t get appropriate sleep, leptin levels drop. Which result into plain hungrier — and crave to have high-fat and high-calorie foods specifically.
6. Clearer thinking
Have you ever woken up after a bad night’s sleep, feeling fuzzy and easily confused, like your brain can’t get out of first gear? This is all because of in sufficient amount of sleep. Basically “It impairs your cognition, your attention, and your decision-making.” Studies have found that people who are having the problem of insomnia are substantially poor at solving logic or math problems than when they’re well-rested. “They’re also more likely to make silly mistakes, like leaving their keys in the fridge by accident, not finding their things on places though they are placed correctly and so on..
7. Better memory
A better sleep enhances better memory this very true. Sleep loss could be one of the reason of sometimes forgetting many things, Studies have shown that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, it seems like those memories might not get stored properly or even can be lost.
8. Stronger immunity
To get a stronger immunity is the major requirement in the present scenario, getting enough sleep prevent the common cold problems.
People who got seven hours of sleep a night or less were almost three times as likely to get sick as the people who got at least eight hours of sleep a night. And at present also more research is going on for establishing a real link.