On the occasion of World Sleep Day, Pulmonology specialist Dr Sunil Vyas takes us through the mechanics of sleep
Having trouble waking up in the morning? Not getting enough sleep? The company that brought you Pokemon Go may have a solution: a game "played" by sleeping.
Common myths around sleep like snoring is harmless or having a drink helps fall asleep not only shape poor habits but may also pose a significant public health threat, say researchers.
Gamers in India are compromising on meals, sleep and social life while playing online games, and 49.2 per cent people are considering quitting their jobs to take up gaming as a profession, according to a report on Tuesday.
“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.
Today, we are driven by a strange phenomenon called ‘Fear of Missing Out’. We walk around like zombies glued to the hyperactive feed on our smart phones, sometime even waking up during the night
A consultant paediatric neurologist has seen patterns of sleep disorders rooted in childhood. He reminds parents as well as other adult family members to discipline their children or wards with regards sleep hours.
When it comes to quality sleep, India has astonishingly come on top − followed by Saudi Arabia and China − among the most restful populations where people get the best good night's sleep.