Half of the World sacrifices Sleep due to Technology use – Health Ministry
The department of Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia said that more than 50% of the world’s population sacrifices sleep due to technology, as they loses the required hours of sleep each week, because of the use of technical means.
The Ministry through its health awareness platform on Twitter Live Healthy said that, over half of the world’s population sacrifice their hours of sleep per week, due to the excessive use of phones and other modern technology. Most Viewed : Required sleeping hours for Human body of all ages
Health reveals 3 Misinformation about Sleep, including Naps :
– Earlier this, the Live Healthy platform revealed the truth about 3 misinformation circulating about sleep and the extend of the effect of sleepiness on the health of the body.
– The Ministry’s platform stated that, nap is not harmful, rather it is beneficial for health, adding that it does not exceed 20 to 30 minutes and drinking coffee may not cause sleeplessness, but it affects the quality of sleep.
– The platform of health awareness explained that, it is not possible to determine the number of sufficient hours of sleep, as it varies as per the age, highlighting that sleep affects the body, especially weight, heart health, mood, concentration, immunity and energy. Recommend : 10 Amazing benefits of Drinking Water, its Defects on..
4 bad habits that lead to insomnia and affect the quality of Sleep :
1. Irregular Naps before the evening : Taking a nap before evening would delay sleep or affect its quality, those who want to take a nap, it must be in the middle of the day, and it should not be more than 30 minutes, this should be daily and not irregular so as to it confuses the nervous system.
2. Staying at Home all Day : Sleep rhythm is affected by exposure to light, so it is necessary for the individual not to stay at home all day, as the contrast between day and night in exposure to light.
3. Weekends Sleep : It is advised to not change the usual wake-up time by more than 1 hour, as this could affect body’s biological clock and confuse the nervous system. Viewable Story : 6 Foods that can risk your Heart health
4. Working or Watching TV on bed : Working or watching television from bed makes the brain associate the bed with work or other types of stimulation, and loses the division between the work and rest, or vigilance versus sleepiness, highlighting that it is necessary not to do work on the bed, as this affects the sleep, in addition to back pain.
Sleeping after Eating :
The habit of sleeping after eating is one of the common habits to many, it is one of the harmful habits due to its effects on the health of the individual. Read more : 5 dangers of sleeping after eating
– Studies suggest to allow sufficient time of 2 to 4 hours between eating food and sleeping, as it is enough to digest food without posing a danger to the body.
5 tips to enjoy a deep and restful sleep :
Your lifestyle, health, food and age are all the factors that affect sleep, in order to get rid of insomnia, to enjoy a calm and deep sleep, and to allow the brain to rest during all stages of its sleep, especially at night times, follow these five tips.
1. Avoid Caffeine and eating late at Night : Avoiding caffeine as it has a lifespan of 3 to 5 hours and may remain for a much longer period than most people think. It is important to avoid caffeine after 2 PM in the afternoon, in order to get a comfortable sleep, avoid eating late night, give the time to digest before going to bed.
2. Set a time for Sleeping and Waking up : Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day helps instill a good sleep rhythm and provides our body with a routine to stabilize our internal biological clock, which helps our brain recognize the appropriate time for sleep, clear the mind of stress and fall asleep faster.
3. Avoid looking at screens before bed : Turn off all the screens about 60 to 90 minutes before bedtime, as the blue light emitted from electronic devices screen interferes with our biological clock and circadian rhythms that regulate sleep. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Whatsapp group
4. Practice Relaxation Techniques : Practicing deep breathing, meditation and other relaxation techniques before bed can help relieve stress and relax the mind, ready for sleep.
5. Sleep in Cool room : Temperature and noise can affect sleep, and it is advised that the temperature in the bedroom ranges from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, as rooms warmer than this interface with the body’s ability to achieve deeper and more consistent sleep.