We live in a busy life with many things to do, such as our professional jobs, household chores, meeting people, attending parties, and marketing. The fast-paced life often makes us feel like machines, constantly working faster and faster each day.

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In this world of countless needs and desires, there is something that is decreasing in our lives. Do you know what that is? The answer is our sleep. When we ask our friends and relatives how they feel, the common response is that they are tired. Lack of sleep is a serious problem worldwide.

Is there a relation between tiredness and sleep? Deep sleep plays a crucial role here. According to experts, we should ideally sleep for at least 10 hours a day, but in reality, most people only manage 6-7 hours. Deep sleep is beneficial in many ways as it helps boost our memory and regulates our emotions. While most people around the world sleep for 7 hours, following a regular sleep schedule can eliminate complaints about sleep.

However, many people still have issues with their sleep. Did you know that traditionally people used to have segmented sleep at night? After the first sleep, they would have private time to reflect and find peace in the darkness. It was also a prime time for conceiving a pregnancy and for meditation. While it might be fine for couples or individuals practicing meditation, did others feel tired during those days? Yes, they did. The reason behind their tiredness wasn’t the segmented sleep itself but rather the industrial revolution that introduced early waking patterns to increase productivity and skills.

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The sleep crisis is evident when we look at the data. Experts reveal that during the 1940s, people used to sleep for more than 8 hours on average. However, in today’s modern era, our sleep has reduced to around 6.7 to 6.8 hours per night. This significant reduction over 70 years is alarming. Adults have various factors in their lives that contribute to the reduction in sleep time. Caffeine keeps sleep at bay, alcohol disrupts our dreams, and even though we have comfortable mattresses, cushions, and luxurious beds, we fail to create the right environment for quality sleep. Surprisingly, central heating and air conditioning are major culprits. As the evening sets in, the temperature drops, and when the sun rises, it starts heating the surroundings. Our bodies attempt to adjust to these temperature changes, but we deprive them of that experience.

Sleeping less than 7 hours has a noticeable impact on our bodies. Experts have directly linked lack of sleep to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and suicidal thoughts. During surveys, it was found that 65% of people want to sleep more. In 1980, only 30% of people expressed the desire for more sleep, highlighting how our sleeping patterns have changed.

However, there is ongoing research to address the issue. Scientists are working on a method called “Pink Noise” to help with sleep. Although it is currently limited to laboratories, this technique involves transmitting pink noise waves to the mind, allowing for sufficient sleep during working hours and reducing the need for sleep at night. It’s akin to an aircraft refueling while still in the air.

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