In our 24/7 society, far too many of us see sleep as a luxury rather than a necessity. First we spend long hours at work and then add other activities that can turn a busy day into a positively grinding experience. So when we finally do lie down, our busy minds aren't always so willing to rest.
Insomnia is a disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. Various Studies indicate that sleep disorders at present affect 5%-10% of general population in India with its prevalence increasing as people age.
The lifestyle that you choose to lead can have an enormous impact on your health and may even cause certain lifestyle diseases to develop. Despite having choice and control when it comes down to lifestyle factors - such as what we eat, how often we exercise, whether we choose to smoke and the amount of alcohol we drink, lifestyle diseases are becoming the leading cause of death in India - with heart disease being the most prevalent.
With the increasing presence of call centres and other BPOs, the number of people working in shifts, especially night shifts, have increased. There are many physical and psychological implications of working in shifts. Understanding these implications and practicing skills to cope with them will help lead healthier lives.