The sleep issue

Many people think they can get by with a few hours of sleep but only a few are aware how serious a problem sleep loss really can be. According to the Great British Sleep Survey there are 51.3 per cent of people who have trouble sleeping.

 

Research shows that people suffering from insomnia face more health risks such as:

  • Sleep deprivation impacts learning abilities, also has an effect on short term memory
  • Immune system becomes weaker – you get sick easily and take a long time to recover
  • Pain in muscles (especially neck and shoulders) and joints
  • Headaches
  • Moodiness, irritability is also widely reported after not sleeping properly. This has a negative effect on both your personal and professional relationships
  • Consuming / craving for more unhealthy food is another symptom frequently reported and as a consequence digestion becomes sluggish.
  • Heart rate might be elevated and blood pressure might rise.
  • Higher risk to get type-2 diabetes

Many writings say that you should sleep 8 hours a night but the truth is that everyone’s need is different. Instead of 8 hours you can calculate your sleep cycles that are around 90 minute long. If you would like to have a good night sleep you can calculate with 5 cycles (7.5 hours) or 4 cycles (6 hours) in every 24 hours. In total, you should have 28-35 cycles per week.

The following week’s posts will be on sleep. Meanwhile, if you would like to join a workshop on sleep please click here for further details.

  • 29 April – Budapest, Hungary
  • 27 May – London, UK

Hope to see you there.

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