“The most expensive eye cream, the latest night” has become a true portrayal of the contemporary. Sleepless, awake, sleep-poor is a lot of people’s troubles. World Sleep Day on March 21 this year, just as the epidemic spread around the world, many countries were forced to stop work, many people are anxious. Did you sleep well by the outbreak that disrupted the rhythm of your life?
Sleep problems afflict about one-third of people around the world
Sleep ingres sits one-third of a person’s life, and sleep and rest are essential to your health. Sleep well, feel happier and happier, and sleep well can lead to a variety of diseases.
According to WHO, about one-third of people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.
Among them, the problem of lack of sleep is particularly prominent. A 2019 survey found that 40 per cent of people in Japan sleep less than six hours, and the Australian Family Research Institute said in the same year that more than half of the country’s adolescents were sleep-deprived, with experts even recommending delays in school, and that 7.4 million adults in Australia currently have under-rest A 2018 study in Singapore found that 62% of adults in the country thought they were not getting enough sleep.
The pressure to work and study is therefore the “main culprit” in many populations, but the impact of “revenge stays” under pressure and over-rich nightlife cannot be ignored. According to one report, 75 per cent of people use their mobile phones before bedtime. Drama, micro-blogging has become young people to sleep “partners”, but sometimes the more they look more spiritual. In South Korea, Thailand and other places, after midnight, the restaurant crisscrossing the scene is the norm.
In addition to lack of sleep, sleep apnea syndrome and seizure sleeping sickness are also more common sleep problems. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, but most people are unaware of it, let alone receiving treatment, according to a study published in The Lancet in 2019. About 40 percent of Americans said they had fallen asleep suddenly during normal activities.
At present, how to sleep more solid?
Under the outbreak, many people’s anxiety is growing. So what can be done to improve sleep problems? Many health authorities have advised on this.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people may have difficulty sleeping, excessive smoking and drinking during the new coronal pneumonia outbreak. They recommend that people exercise moderately, eat a balanced diet, and communicate more about their troubles with others.
The NHS has a number of tips on its website for insomnia, such as increased exercise, a hot bath before bed, soothing music, yoga and more.
Wendy Troxel, an American behavioral sleep medicine expert, also says good sleep is one of the most effective ways to boost the immune system. Setting a regular schedule and reducing the amount of time spent on social media is the best way to keep your sleep and your mind and well.
These sleep-assistance misperceptions need to be vigilant
While pursuing healthy sleep, people should also be alert to these common sleep misunderstandings.
Five hours of sleep is enough? The Huffington Post used “sleep masculinity” to refer to the argument that some people preach “five hours a day is enough.” However, the US team said: “There is a wealth of evidence that sleeping less than five hours a night for a long period of time significantly increases the risk of adverse health consequences, such as cardiovascular disease and premature death.” “
Especially during the outbreak, lack of sleep doesn’t make things better, but can lead to weight gain, immune dysfunction, anxiety and other illnesses, CNN reported. David Gough, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Association, also points out that the more irregular sleep you get, the greater the risk.
Can drinking help sleep? Many people think that a drink before bed can help you fall asleep. However, researchers at Harvard Medical School say that drinking before bed does help people fall asleep, but it can lead to shallower sleep and “significantly reduce the quality of rest at night.”
Can’t sleep and try to sleep? Typically, a healthy sleeper can fall asleep for about 15 minutes. But if you turn the opposite side more than this time, experts recommend, do not just force themselves to sleep, but can get up to do something that should not move the brain, ease the anxiety of sleepless.
Smart bed, sleep headband… Sleep-boosting black tech attack
In such an era of “sleep deprivation” for all, the sleep economy has also become popular. At home and abroad have appeared a lot of “sleep-aiding” black technology.
Sleep Number’s new smart bed comes into view at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2020. This bed keeps the body at a comfortable temperature by continuous heating or cooling, ensuring better sleep quality. It is expected to launch in 2021 and will cost about $8,000.
The latest smartwatch from manufacturer Withings can monitor sleep apnea. Philips’ deep sleep headband can use consumer sleep data to provide sleep advice and improve sleep quality.
In addition, a variety of memory foam pillows, sleeping speakers, melatonin is also more and more popular. With the increasein focus on sleep problems, the sleep market is expected to have a lot of room for growth.