Catching a good night’s sleep has become a huge ordeal for many individuals. Busy lifestyles, stress, social pressures and other worries leave people with little sleep. Sleep is essential for sound body and mind.
Sleep deprivation has many ill effects and very serious problems in some cases. This infographic presents interesting information about sleep issues and ways of dealing with it.
Lack of sleep slows down reaction time, increases blood pressure and increases risk of diabetes and obesity. 30-50% population suffers from insomnia. Those with Kleine-levin syndrome sleep for almost 20 hours everyday for weeks.
Sleep apnea is another condition which can cause problems. Risk of stroke increases four times for those suffering from untreated sleep apnea. Alcohol, spicy food, sugar and chocolate are some foods that cause insomnia.
To catch more sleep, read a book before going to sleep. Take a bath and avoid watching TV or checking mails before sleeping. Avoid taking gadgets to bed with you and try to catch a quick nap during the day.