On the occasion of World Sleep Day, Pulmonology specialist Dr Sunil Vyas takes us through the mechanics of sleep
“When you sleep on the streets, anything you have in your pockets might be taken; people constantly try to mug you and beat you up – so, in the end, it becomes easier to stay awake.”
Based on aggregated and anonymised user data analysis from 18 countries —India, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US – Fitbit said Indians get 77 minutes of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is the lowest in the world, similar to the Japanese.
Sleeping beside your partner 'might actually give you an extra boost regarding your mental health, your memory and creative problem-solving skills,' according to a new German research.
The analysis found that long naps (more than 60 minutes) were associated with a 30 per cent greater risk of all-cause death and 34 per cent higher likelihood of cardiovascular disease compared to no napping.
According to the study, subjective sleepiness accounted for most of the experimental effect of sleep loss on anger. A related experiment in which individuals reported anger following an online competitive game found similar results.