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The goal is to celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society's attention to the burden of sleep problems and their medical, educational, and social aspects, and to promote the prevention and management of sleep disorders. Sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.
Doctors say 5 hours of sleep needed for body to repair itself. And two hours for brain/mind. This actually happens after 5 hours completion of body repair. Body needsw protein to reapir muscle tare and ware. After this, last two hours of sleep contribute to brain maintenance . This is the reason you dream at the end of the night after completing 5 hours.
Many people are unaware of how essential it is to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. When work or school deadlines arise, many consider staying up late or “pulling an all-nighter” an efficient way to get everything done. However, studies show that this is the worst thing you can do—skimping on sleep can cause concentration problems, drowsiness, and irritable moods that affect the way your work is delivered the next day. For example, a student may decide to drink coffee and stay up all night to “cram” for a test. While this approach may offer more hours for studying, the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation will likely impair her performance on the test the next day.
These days people working in IT industry and BOPs who work almost in long night shifts might face problems in long run. Naps in the day doesn't count to the hours of night sleep. We can't say I slept 5 hours at night and 2 hours in the afternoon to complete 7 hours of needed sleep.
Encourage teens to eat a healthy diet
A large-scale study published last year which looked at 177,091 Greek children age 8 to 17 found that not only did around 40 percent of the children fail to get enough sleep, but that across both males and females and all age ranges unhealthy dietary habits including skipping breakfast, eating fast-food, and consuming sweets regularly, as well as being overweight or obese and too much screen time, were all associated with a lack of sleep.
Ideally, babies should stay in their parents' room at night for a full year, according to recommendations released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. ... The safest spot for infant sleep is on a firm surface such as a crib or bassinet without any soft bedding, bumpers or pillows. They found that co-sleeping during the toddler years does not negatively affect development by the age of 5. It's important to note that researchers also found no developmental benefit to children from co-sleeping. In India and may be in Asia, babies and toddlers sleep in the same room with parents.
Advantages: Breastfeeding during the night is easier when baby is nearby. Breastfeeding at night helps to maintain your milk supply. Sleeping in the same room as your baby reduces the risk of SIDS[ Sudden Infant Death Syndrome] by as much as 50% . Night nursing also tends to prolong the child-spacing effects of breastfeeding.
Child Monitors are bad?
When it comes to radiation exposure, everyone is at risk. ... It's clear based on scientific research, baby monitors emit radiation that can cause long term health problems for your child. In Switzerland, the government specifically warns new parents about radiation risks from baby monitors and how to protect your child.
Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age.Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age.
How to get Good Sleep?
1. Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends.
2. Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. Power napping may help you get through the day, but if you find that you can't fall asleep at bedtime, eliminating even short catnaps may help.
3. Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
4. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees.
5. Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep. Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner's sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, "white noise" machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices.
6. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
7. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep. Eating big or spicy meals can cause discomfort from indigestion that can make it hard to sleep.
8. Drink warm milk instead, if you are not allergic to milk or dairy.
9. Meditate if possible just before sleeping
10. Loose and comfortable clothing