Indore: “ About 5 percent people in our city are suffering from severe sleeping disorders and about 20 percent people have minor sleeping problems,” renowned neurologist Dr Apoorva Pauranik said. Raising an alarm on the eve of World Sleep Day, he said that the patients are increasing significantly which leads people towards alzheimer and memory loss, he said.

“Over stress is the major cause due to which the sleeping disorder and insomnia are rising. The present lifestyle is very noisy and stressed. Moreover, people do not take rest in night and indulge in listening to music or engage in their gadgets,” he said. Speaking on the causes of poor sleep, Dr Pauranik said that it could be categorised in biological factors and environmental factors.

“Biological factors might be genetic or other diseases and anxiety whereas environmental factors are noise and over bright surroundings,” he added. Supporting the view, Dr Kathpal of Choithram Hospital said “ if anyone wants to sleep well and to prevent sleep disorders, which may lead to heart ailments and other deadly diseases, then he/ she should have sleep hygiene.” He further said that one can get proper sleep hygiene only in his bedroom.

“Our place is the best place to get proper sleep and that comfort couldn’t be bought at any premiere hotels,” he added. The experts also highlighted that over sleep can also make you prone to the deadly diseases. “ Over sleep causes obesity and over weight which are the main cause of many of the diseases,” they said.

Seven to nine hrs sleep must

Amidst various claims, Dr Pauranik said that a sleep of 7 to 9 hours daily is a perfect sleep. “ It is very important for each and everyone to sleep about 7 to 9 hrs every day. Body gets proper restoration time with the healthy sleep,” Dr Pauranik said.

Giving tips to have a good sleep, the experts said that regular exercise, proper diet and meditation are the best way for not only to sleep well but to be healthy.

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