Is 6 hours sleep enough for a healthy life? We have forgotten healthy lifestyle rather we are following trends. We don’t know what exactly our bodies need? We sleep 1/3 of our lives. A lot, right? No wonder then that we should ensure the best possible quality of sleep. Unfortunately, the numbers speak for themselves. We sleep worse and worse, we have problems falling asleep, we often wake up early. Insomnia is already considered a civilization disease of the 21st century. It doesn’t give you any benefit. It is an opening door for many diseases.
Sleep disorders affect full body
Some researchers believe that sleep disorders affect every organ of body. This problem often begins in early adolescence. It is estimated that various types of sleep disorders may affect 25-62% of the child population. However, it is difficult to obtain reliable data, as not everyone reports their problem to a doctor.
We sleep less and two decades ago things were bit in control but now almost every citizen has disorder of sleep. Theoretically, it is not bad, because almost half of individuals are within the norm, sleeping 7-8 hours a day during the week. Only one in ten of us can afford a longer rest at night. Most, however if we see it as practical way, sleep shorter, even 5-6 hours. This is definitely not enough.
We don’t have time to sleep
We always downgrade the essence of sleep. We take the nights to watch the next episode of the series or follow social media in the evenings. In this way, we make ourselves feel worse during the day. The importance of sleep in cognitive, emotional, social and biological functioning has already been scientifically validated.
Prevention of sudden diseases
It is known that it plays a key role in the prevention of many diseases, including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Fatigue and sleepiness can lead to erroneous reactions and even somatic discomfort. Symptoms of sleep deprivation that should worry us are: mood swings, feeling sad, decreased vision, anxiety. Chronic fatigue can contribute to the development of depression.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
Experts believe that the Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) affects nearly 26 percent. population. Symptoms include deterioration of academic performance, risky behavior, accidents, deterioration of social relations, neglect of duties, decreased work efficiency and deteriorating health.
So, it is better to re-check your schedule and see how can you take much rest. Works are also important and a healthy tip is there. Write down your weekly tasks then divide them into days. After that you can distribute working hours per day and accomplish your tasks easily.