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Wake up to Discover The Art of Sleeping

Prashant Saxena - Max Smart Saket
Pulmonology, Critical Care
Pulmonology, Critical Care
HoD (Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine) & Senior Consultant (Critical Care)- Pulmonology

No matter whether you are working late, finishing household chores, watching a late night TV show, or reading a book, you will always end up sleeping less than required. While you are dragging yourself to work the next day, you take a vow to catch up on sleep during the weekend. Does the art of catching up on sleep really happen? 

What happens to your body When you are Sleeping Less

Sleep is one of the key factors that determine the health of an individual. How one wakes up in the morning is a fair indicator whether one is getting a proper sleep or not. Therefore, if you have been snoozing your alarm too often, you might be damaging your own health. Experts believe that under normal circumstances, one should be able to wake up refreshed. And if you are not then you might be suffering from a sleep disorder. This can cause nervous system changes in your body and can reduce the productivity at work. Moreover, in the short run it can causes memory problems and severe hormonal changes in your body. 

Less Sleep: Severe Consequences

The first step to better sleep is investigating the risk of an underlying sleep disorder. A significant percentage of the global population is estimated to suffer from sleep disorders and sleep apnea is one of the most common of disorders that often goes undiagnosed. Sleep apnea should not be overlooked because its symptoms are so broad that can interrupt your hard day at work and can lead to serious complications. It is important to eat well, exercise and get atleast eight hours of sleep every night. Common sleep apnea symptoms include: 
•    Waking up with a very sore or dry throat 
•    Loud snoring 
•    Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation 
•    Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day 
•    Sleepiness while driving 
•    Morning headaches 
•    Restless sleep 
•    Forgetfulness and mood changes

In addition to this, insomnia can have a negative impact on your health and can cause:
•    Heart attack and Blood Pressure 
•    Diabetes
•    Lead to Weight Gain 
•    Depression
•    Aging of Skin