The world celebrates World Sleep Day

Yesterday, the world celebrated World Sleep Day, which falls on the third Friday of March annually, and is celebrated by global health organizations with the aim of reminding the importance and benefits of healthy sleep.

World Sleep Day 2022 raises the slogan "Quality of sleep.. A healthy mind and a happy world", with the aim of focusing on the benefits of good sleep in maintaining mental health, and how good sleep can help focus during the day, while fatigue and insomnia burden us physically, mentally and emotionally. .

The idea of ​​World Sleep Day is to bring health care providers together to sleep;

To discuss and distribute sleep information around the world, after specialists and researchers in sleep medicine faced a common belief that sleep is not important enough for personal health and well-being to be a priority.

According to the World Sleep Day website, the event is organized by the World Sleep Association, founded by the World Federation of Sleep Medicine and the International Sleep Federation, and aims to reduce the burden of sleep problems on society;

By preventing and better managing sleep disorders.

Celebrated since 2008, World Sleep Day is a global sleep awareness activity aimed at helping those with serious sleep problems.

The body’s need for sleep and the number of hours varies from one person to another, according to the nature of the body, age and movement. Newborns need 14 to 17 hours of sleep, while a one-year-old needs 10 hours at night and 4 during a daytime nap, and a two-year-old needs 12 hours at night. And 4 for a daytime nap.

Children from 3 to 5 years of age need 12 hours of sleep at night in addition to a two-hour nap in the afternoon, from 6 to 13 years of age need 9 to 11 hours of sleep, and from 14 to 17 years of age need 8 to 10 hours of sleep, and adults from 7 to 9 hours .

A person’s sleep routine may need more attention and additional care, such as fixing a time for sleeping and waking up, performing some exercise several hours before bed, reducing caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime, and maintaining a room temperature that helps sleep. Practicing meditation can help the brain release the stress of the day and pave the way for better sleep, and it may even require dimming the lights in the room.

"If you want to live a long, healthy life, invest in quality sleep," says sleep expert Matthew Walker.

"Sleep is the best free health system available," adds a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California and Berkeley.

The scientific community agrees that, after 50 years of research, researchers are no longer looking for "what sleep does" but "what it doesn't".

And science has proven that lack of sleep affects our minds and bodies. All diseases that kill people from Alzheimer’s, cancer, uterine cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety and even suicide are related to lack of sleep.

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