First World Sleep Day (World Sleep Day) was held 14 March in 2008 and has since been held annually as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) on sleep and health. In 2013, Day held 15 March.
Dream — a special form of existence of the body, is no less complicated than the daytime wakefulness. During sleep the body flowing properly restores power spent on daily activity, "gives himself up". This is why a healthy person wakes up refreshed and tidal forces.
During World Sleep Day is activated PSAs, conferences and symposiums are held on the problems and the impact of sleep disorders related to its violation, on human health and society in general. A balanced diet, proper organization of the mode of the day, enough time for sleep — the necessary conditions for the preservation of the physical and mental health for many years.
On average, each person spends a third of his dream life. During sleep, we observed a minimal level of brain activity and reduced reaction.
shown that prolonged periods of "sleep deprivation" negatively affect the quality of life: a sense of humor is lost, there is irritability, isolation, obsession with the same problems. Loss of only 4 hours of sleep reduces response 45%. Deteriorating memory may exacerbation of various diseases.
doctors call a bad dream stage for future strokes, heart attacks, hypertension and other serious diseases. At the same time, the normal sleep — one of the most effective ways to prevent cardiovascular disease and many other diseases, obesity. Experts say that lack of sleep not only reduces efficiency, but also leads to nervous disorders. Sleep helps the brain to get rid of all the excess, "brushing" with the neural connections unwanted proteins.
In order to get enough sleep, you need to follow a few simple rules. Try not to accumulate periods of "sleep deprivation." Do not take at bedtime alcohol and caffeinated products — they have a negative effect on the nervous system. It is known that harm the quality of sleep and then when you go to bed hungry, or, conversely, tightly eating. After dinner and before bedtime should take about 4 hours.
However, do not sleep a lot less harmful than enough sleep. According to scientists, the ideal amount of sleep an adult is 7-8 hours a day. Some experts believe that women need an extra hour of sleep, because they are more emotional. Children for normal body needs to sleep at least 10 hours a day. Get enough sleep can reduce their manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and improve behavior.
Let this holiday will be one more reason to pay attention to his dream, and, consequently, health. Enjoy a healthy, full of sleep!
Interestingly, in July, in Finland there is a popular holiday — Day dormouse.