World Sleep Day 2022 : March 18


World Sleep Day 2022 : March 18

Learn about the effects of sleep on your body and when to consult a sleep specialist.


March 18, 2022 is celebrated every year as World Sleep Day. This is because sleep deprivation can have both short-term and long-term effects. Dr. Prashant Makhija, a neurologist at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, says that even though a person spends about one third of his life in sleep on average, he still ignores sleep problems. Also, people do not diagnose it on time and do not complete the treatment. Sleep is essential not only for survival but also for vital bodily functions and proper functioning of the body.


1. Good sleep is a restorative function and helps to save energy.


2. Sleep is essential for the strengthening and consolidation of human memory.


3. Sleep is also essential for gene function, protein synthesis and growth.


What are the consequences of lack of sleep?


Lack of sleep can have both short-term and long-term effects on the human body.


Short term results


1. Loss of concentration


2. Memory is reduced.


3. Problems with hand-eye coordination.


4. Irritability and mood swings


Long term results


1. This greatly increases the risk of diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure and heart disease.


2. Weakened immune system


3. Depression, anxiety


4. Weight gain


When to consult a sleep specialist?


1. It is important to consult a doctor if you often do not fall asleep immediately or find it difficult to get enough sleep.


2. If you still don't feel fresh or feel very tired after 7-8 hours of sleep at night.


3. If you are getting more sleep during the day even after getting 7-8 hours of sleep at night.


4. If your bed partner tells you that you are snoring loudly in your sleep or that you notice shortness of breath while sleeping.

Many people suffer from insomnia due to poor lifestyle, stress, etc and also complain of insufficient sleep. Half asleep doesn't even get the attention of office work. So seeing the effects of partial sleep, you will definitely understand the importance of sleep. Less sleep leads to weight gain. Some people work hard to lose weight. But they go to bed late at night and get up early in the morning to go to work. Because of this routine you can't lose weight even by going to the gym. Conversely weight gain increases rapidly.


Obesity increases:


Weight loss will be followed by a balanced diet and a balanced lifestyle. Lack of sleep can lead to many ailments. If a person sleeps less than 5 hours a day, you can get many health problems. Many studies have shown that obesity is increasing rapidly due to lack of sleep. Epidemiological studies have shown that when a person gets insufficient sleep, the risk of obesity increases. Studies have shown that lack of sleep increases a person's appetite and causes them to consume more calories. Let's find out what problems people face due to lack of sleep.


Depression and Anxiety:


When sleep is complete, your depression and anxiety go away. Your body does not feel tired. 6-7 hours of human sleep keeps your mind healthy. Conversely, if sleep is not complete or reduced, depression and anxiety increase.


Blood pressure may rise:


Lack of sleep can increase a person's blood pressure. Lack of sleep can lead to neurobiological problems and physical stress in any person. This can lead to impaired human brain function and can lead to high blood pressure.