No substitute for good sleep

No substitute for good sleep
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'Sleep can be compared to laundry.  To save time, what happens if I remove the washed clothes from the washing machine before they dry them?  Just as a half-wet cloth will make you feel wet, heavy and uncomfortable, you will feel better all day if you don't sleep well.  Just as a clean cloth needs to complete all the steps of the washing machine, similarly it needs to complete the entire sleep cycle for a healthy and refreshed body and mind.

Successful businesswoman and author Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the popular news blog Huffington Post, made this comment in an interview.

Then I was a very upset, reactive, scattered and unhappy person.  It seemed that I had to pay the price for my skyrocketing success and my ability to handle everything.  Burnout is the name of this curse of rapidly growing modern civilization.  I realized that there is no cure for this, I have to change my lifestyle.


Sleep detoxifies your brain

Ariana begins her new mission for a healthier life.  Realized - there is no substitute for sleep for total brain care.  When we fall asleep at the end of a busy day, the brain has a chance to detoxify itself.  If we deprive the mind of this opportunity day after day, we will have to pay the ultimate price.  Because people are not resources.

His book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, was published with research data on sleep.

According to psychologist Brad Olgost of the University of Delaware in the United States, 80-90 percent of patients with depression suffer from sleep problems.  According to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, people who do not sleep well have seven times more feelings of helplessness and five times more loneliness than healthy people.

According to Professor Till Rovenberg from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, the habit of waking up at night severely affects brain function, memory and the ability to communicate with people around you.  As a result, the process of taking the right decision in any situation is also hampered.

A study from Harvard Medical School in the United States found that insufficient sleep is one of the leading causes of mental illness, including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and depression.  At the same time, the habit of waking up in the night interferes with the attention, memory, reasoning, mathematical ability and other abilities of the brain.


Teenagers suffer the most 

Claire McCarthy, senior faculty editor at Harvard Health Publishing, said that over the past 20 years, the sleeping habits of teens around the world have deteriorated at an alarming rate.  Nancy Yuan, director of the Stanford Children's Health Sleep Center, said that while sleep problems are on the rise in almost every country in modern times, the problem has become more serious in adolescents.

Note that in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics recognized teen fatigue-tiredness-sleep as a social epidemic.

Professor of Psychology at Brown University in the United States.  Marie Carscadon said, 'The thoughts of these sleepless teenagers are always covered with a kind of fog.  They are also indifferent to the fact that they cannot think normally.  Just as a person doesn't realize how bad his eyesight is before wearing glasses for the first time, young people who regularly wake up at night don't realize that their bodies and minds are changing day by day.  -How much damage is being done every day.'

Numerous studies have shown that adolescents have a variety of mental health problems, including anger, hopelessness, depression, irritable moods, destructive behavior, and suicidal tendencies.

A survey in France found that people's sleep has dropped from half an hour to an hour over the past seven years.  Nowadays people are giving so much importance to career and screen time that they have voluntarily given sleepless nights.  But according to the National Sleep Foundation in the United States, an adult should sleep at least seven hours a night.


Peaceful sleep in healthy lifestyle

Just a few small steps can give you a peaceful sleep and a beautiful life.

  • According to Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, proper sleep planning is essential for good sleep.  Going to bed at the same time every day is the first step in this plan.  And it is advisable to maintain this habit even in holidays.
  • Create a conducive environment for sleep.  Turn off the lights, reduce the noise.  Wear loose clothes, blood circulation in the body will be better.
  • Switch off all digital devices at least two hours before bedtime.
  • Before going to bed, one should avoid deliberate discussion about any complication of family or work.
  • Keep your mobile phone away from the bed as much as possible.  Keep an eye on the alarm.
  • Late dinner and overeating - both have a negative effect on sleep.  So make it a habit to eat light food at night and eat at least two hours before bedtime.
  • Before sleeping, remember at least three things in your life for which you are grateful to the Creator.
  • Develop the habit of forgiving.  Even if something unexpected happens to someone throughout the day, don't end the day with any anger or resentment towards those people.  Enlarge the mind, forgive, get rid of all sorrows.  Start the morning with full enthusiasm.


Daytime can be helpful for a good night's sleep

Get closer to the Sun: Sunlight has a direct and very important relationship to human biology.  Therefore, for a good night's sleep, come close to nature at least for some time during the day, definitely apply sunlight.

Walk, do yoga, and meditate: Quit inactivity.  Walk everyday, do yoga.  Practice meditation twice a day.

Consume caffeine in moderation: Excessive consumption of tea and coffee disturbs sleep.  Keep track of how much tea and coffee you are drinking throughout the day.  Also stay away from smoking and all kinds of intoxicants.

Above all, create healthy sleep habits in the family.  Positive changes will be more lasting and effective when it comes to getting a good night's sleep and waking up and starting the day well.