March 16, World Sleep day


March16, 2018, celebrated the worlds sleep day with the slogan ‘ join sleep, preserve rhythm to enjoy life’. It was intended to emphasise the importance of circardian rhythm in healthy sleep. Through the World Sleep Day the World Sleep Society raises awareness of sleep disorders and their better understanding and preventability,


and to reduce the burden of sleep problems on society that constitute a global epidemic and threatens health and quality of life for as much as 45% of the world's population.

Sleep is a necessary element for a healthy growth in beings. The theme. Circardian rhythm refers to cyclic events within the body such as rhythm, in hormones. Biological clocks within the body produce circardian rhythms but it is also affected by such environmental factors as sunlight.

Its aim is to celebrate 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.

 Medical professionals have again reiterated the need for a good night sleep, which has been said to be vital to physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. They said the benefits of quality sleep should never be underestimated and getting proper rest on a regular basis should not just be a good idea, but is essential.

For some, sleep lacks on the other side some people loves to sleep.

“Sleep is my best friend, not only does it de-stress me but also I have got valuable insights while asleep” says Smita Maheswari, author

Dr.Sunaina. S. Nath said, “Sleeping is the most important activity, it not only gives rest to our body and mind but it is also our gateway to our sub conscious mind”

The experts explained that this is so because sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, as well as other vital functions in human life. While some of the functions and benefits derivable from good sleep may have deep evolutionary roots, the experts said its potential role in memory boost and healthy living is particularly relevant to the 21st century, where the line between work, personal life and other demanding responsibilities is often blurred.

To be able to achieve a good night sleep, certain steps have to be taken and certain rules observed. And if the individual is able to do this, he/she is guaranteed quality sleep, which will in turn make a noticeable difference in the quality of life.

Sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with balanced diet and regular exercise. Sleep is a reversible state of reduced consciousness and activity characterised by a decreased responsiveness to external stimuli and assumption of a typical posture.

Sleep is really good for individuals’ health and those with adequate and regular sleep tend to have higher healthy lifespan and live longer than those with inadequate sleep

On the other hand, lack of adequate sleep could lead to a decline in attention, focus and concentration. In such a case, interpretation of events is poor and may increase morbidity, mortality, as well as shorten the lifespan.

Poor sleep is linked to depression, such as mental health issues, which are linked to poor sleep quality and sleeping disorders. He said: “It has been estimated that 90 percent of patients with depression complain of sleep quality. Poor sleep is even associated with increased risk of death by suicide. Those with sleeping disorders, such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea, also report significantly higher rates of depression than those without.

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