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We sleep about 33% of the time of our day and our life. It is one of the most important phenomenon after food and shelter for all animals. Sleep has now become the area of central attention for many mental, physical and physiological problems of modern times. Cancer, Digestive problems, auto immune conditions, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders are attributed, either in part or full, to sleep deficiency.
Major factors affecting our sleep is not only the ill-discipline of our individual behaviour but also the way the modern society conducts itself. Though we are made as Diurnal animals (as opposed to Nocturnal animals) by nature, we created late night entertainment arrangements, late working hours, round the clock traveling means, global work patterns and also invented the means to enable and sustain all this.
Light was once a boon to conduct business activities. But slowly, it invaded our sleep and destroyed our circadian rhythm – the biological clock which enables day-night cycles for our living bodies. This is not the only biological rhythm supporting life on earth. There are Diurnal rhythms – a circadian rhythm that is synchronized with the day/night cycle; Ultradian rhythms – biological rhythms (e.g. feeding cycles) with a period much shorter (i.e., frequency much higher) than that of a circadian rhythm and Infradian rhythms – biological rhythms with a cycle of more than 24 hours (e.g. the human menstrual cycle) which are most important in our lives.
Several changes in lifestyle gave us many problems related to sleep. Some are physiology related and others are related to chronobiology. Snoring is one of the common problems along with Insomnia, Sleep Apnea and Shift work sleep disorder. Other not so common sleep disorders include Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Narcolepsy.
If we want to understand why we are suffering, we need to know what is going wrong with the very fabric of our life. At endorphin we have designed the means to craft your professional journey into the most important field of immediate future concerning lifestyle and health.
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