Ten years back probably we didn’t hear something called as “Lifestyle Stress”. But now they have reached a level where they have medicines. We went behind medicines rather than finding where we were losing ourselves to stress. Sleep is a best meditation, said Dalai Lama years ago. Sleep is a best medication, is the theory our Doctors lately came up with.
So are you having enough sleep? If you are sleeping too much, there is nothing to worry, you are blessed with good health. If not you need to take these 5 points seriously:
It is good to be exposed to sunlight as that helps circadian rhythm to be excellent at its work. This rhythm affects our brain, body and hormones. It tells our body when to sleep and when to stay awake. Two hours before you sleep it is best to turn off bright lights, otherwise the circadian rhythm hoaxes your brain! Your brain believes it’s daytime. So to light up your life, put down lights at night.
Remember our moms serving us hot black tea/coffee late night on the previous day of our exams so that we didn’t doze off. That’s the point. If you don’t wish to sleep consume caffeine, otherwise caffeine is a perfect insomnia trigger.
3. Only Snooze
Sleep on your bed only at night, during noon snooze on your bed only if you are sure the snooze/siesta doesn’t turn to be a sleep itself. There is a lot of difference between snooze- a short light sleep and sleep.
a condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
a short, light sleep, especially during the day.
4. Be Good
Lead a good life, to be precise, a decent life! Hurting none, Loving all, Mother Teresa kind of life. What can take away your sleep if you are so good? Nothing at all. Like a new born you would fall to sleep with peace, irrespective of the expensive mattresses you have purchased. Let’s be one step better and not lose sleep pondering on something insane we did.
5. Drinking and Smoking always a villain
You needn’t choose anything else in life to destroy you. So how about taking these before going to bed. In movies you might have seen the drunkards fall on to the road, and even sleep there, do you really think that sleep can make you healthy? A big NO is the answer. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder faced by ones boozing all night, that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea stops breathing repeatedly during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This leads to a condition where the brain — and the rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen.
Sleep Long, Live Long!