Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Or so goes the saying. But Indians don't, or probably can't, follow it. A recent survey data shows that 93% Indians are sleep sleep deprived and they sleep for only 6:55 hours or less.
58 per cent believe their work suffers due to lack of adequate sleep
11 per cent take leave from work because of lack of sleep
87 per cent of Indians say lack of sleep affects health
72 per cent of Indians are waking up 1 to 3 times per night
Only 2 per cent of Indians discuss their lack of sleep with a physician.
Our cell phones, tablets, computers and other electronic gadgets have become such a huge part of our daily lives that it’s often hard to put them down—even at bedtime. Keeping your phone on your nightstand may not seem like a big deal, but technology affects your sleep in more ways than you realize. Whether you’re surfing the web, playing a video game, or using your phone as an alarm clock in the late evening, you’re probably keeping yourself from a restful night. Learn the facts about how digital devices impacting your daily sleep below, so you can nip your tech habits in the bud.
1. The light from the devices suppresses melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.
2. The devices are mentally and physically stimulating.
3. When we use our devices in bed, we create a learned association as the bed being a place of study or work or socializing – NOT a place for sleeping.