March 16 is observed as Sleep Day to raise awareness about the health hazards that happen due to lack of proper sleep. International company Philips carried out a survey on Better Sleep, Better Health. According to the survey, 32% Indians don’t get proper sleep due to technology and 19% people work at their nap time. Disadvantages of a bad sleep are more than the dark circles under the eyes. A bad sleep day affects the productivity of work, driving and increases weight.
On the occasion of ‘Sleep Day’ here is a list of reasons why sleeping is important for health:
- Sleep affects metabolism rate. Lack of sleep can increase weight.
- Bad sleeping habits can lead to depression.
- It can also cause memory loss.
- Decrease the attention span and affect the concentration span
- A bad sleep can cause type 2 Diabetes.
- Mood swings highly depend on sleep.
- According to Philip’s survey Better Sleep, Better Health 46% people feel tired because of getting less than 7 to 9 hours sleep.
- The survey says that 31% people feel less motivated to work.
- Our athletic performance also depends on sleep.
- A good nap strengthens our immune system