Our overall health and development are significantly affected by the rest we get daily, so experts advise that we should all follow certain recommendations when it comes to sleep duration.
The National Sleep Foundation recommended sleep time according to age, and the number of hours you should sleep determines whether you will have enough energy during the day, optimal health, and mental clarity.
Sleep problems can be a result of various factors, one of the main being stress and modern technology.
Stress stimulates the production of cortisol, the “stress hormone”. In high levels, this hormone causes restful sleep, sickness, and discomfort. On the other hand, the light emitted by technological devices impedes the ability of the brain to release melatonin, since the body produces this hormone in the dark.
Sleep difficulties lead to physical tiredness, difficulties to think clearly, make decisions, and concentrate, and lead to appetite loss. It has been found that sleep problems are directly linked to various health issues.
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