How many times have you thought about going to bed at a "proper" time, even combating the temptation of a bingo watch or random net surfing, and have you turned off the light yet? A situation known to many Indians, say health experts who are concerned about insomnia or insomnia, and an increasing number of patients who come to them and over complain of chronic sleep deprivation The capital is also quite disturbing. People spend a third of their lives sleeping, and as we sleep our bodies and minds are rejuvenated, our energy levels replenished to take over the rigors of daily life. Standard qualitative and quantitative sleep has several beneficial effects on human physiology. But a disturbed or prolonged, interrupted sleep pattern can have serious health effects.
If you are tired during the day, even after a whole night, you have a sleep disorder. Doctors state that sleep disorders are mainly caused by two factors: lack of sleep due to poor lifestyle habits, unpredictable working hours and stress, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
A Pan-India survey on Sleeping Patters was conducted by Wakefit.co, a Bengaluru-based company, the & # 39; Great Indian Sleep Scorecard 201
The study indicated that Delhi's sleep system is disturbed. The result shows that about 79 percent of city dwellers feel drowsy at work. At least three times a week, people feel the need to take a short nap during working hours.
In addition, 7 percent of respondents said they feel drowsy at least 4-5 days a week and 14 percent feel sleepy day at work. According to the study, there are a few critical factors that keep the youth awake at night.
These include: social media (18 percent), disturbed by spouses sleeping patterns (9 percent), television shows, mobile phones (30 percent) and working in bed with laptops (17 percent) and stress over work (20 percent ).
Rohit Kumar (name changed) had a really embarrassing moment at work as he puttered between an official meeting. Little did Rohit know that his disturbed sleep pattern, which made him fall asleep during the day, affected his wakefulness and caused vision problems as well.
In a private company with rotational relocations, he was unable to cope with his unpredictable sleep plans. When he finally consulted a doctor at BLK Hospital, he was advised by a medical team and given treatment.
Now, one hour before bedtime, Rohit keeps his phone silent, switches off the TV, laptop and meditates
Dr. Hema Sampath, psychological advisor to the Wakefit.co panel of experts, said that this comprehensive study was conducted to highlight changing sleep patterns and their lifestyle and health implications.
"Our sleep pattern reflects our changing habits that contribute to our sleep disorders, and it is important that we know and practice the best sleeping habits as a solution to a healthy and productive life. Sleep disorders have several social, psychological and economic consequences has a significant impact on mental and physical health, "she said.
In cities, people often have to work in night shifts. Among survey respondents, at least 48 percent worked with night shift jobs. Many complained of insomnia.
The survey found that at least 20 percent of people suffered from insomnia, while 21 percent who complain of sleep were still not sure if they had insomnia or not. 58 percent of respondents had back problems.
(Prof.) GC Khilnani, Head of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorder at AIIMS, said MAIL TODAY: "We all have a feeling of lack of energy, drowsiness lack of initiative, if for any reason we can not sleep daytime sleepiness is one of the most common causes of car accidents and loss of work efficiency leading to some other negative health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, etc. "
Experts say that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also a common disease affecting as many as one billion people around the world.
The risk factor of this common problem is obesity, which is becoming more and more prevalent in India, uncontrolled high blood pressure and heart disease, hypothyroidism, etc.
A typical person or typical patient is experiencing loud nuisance snoring with suffocation spells and repeated respiratory arrest (19659002) There is a recurrent slowing and interrupting of breathing which leads to a sleep disturbance on a subconscious level and a drop in the oxygen level in the blood
"The person stands up with the feeling of lack of sleep, feeling of heaviness in the Lungs head and do not feel fresh enough During the day there is a tendency to sleep (daytime somnolence) while driving, sitting in the car, watching TV and even while attending important sessions.If it is not treated, it causes uncontrolled hypertension , Heart disease, impaired paid attention and higher chances of strokes. Today, there are a number of commercial sleep tests known as the Home Sleep Study, "said Dr. Sandeep Nayar, Head of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, BLK Hospital.
" In cities, both men and women suffer from sleep deprivation. Most of them who come to us work in some multinational companies or have rotational hours. We're watching the cases and advising them to have good sleep quality, "he said.