It is a well-known fact that insomnia or problems with sleep patterns and quality increase the likelihood of developing many acute and chronic diseases. The probability of contracting infectious diseases is much higher in individuals with diseases characterized by sleep disorders, who sleep less than 6-7 hours at night, or who do not have a sleep pattern.
A correct sleep pattern; Getting enough and uninterrupted sleep every night also means that the bedtime and departure times continue in a certain order. In order to improve sleep patterns, first of all, lifestyle and habits should be reviewed. In order for the body to start preparing itself for sleep when lying on the bed, the bed should only be used for sleep purposes, and different environments should be preferred to spend time during the day.
Before going to bed, the consumption of foods such as coffee, carbonated drinks and tea that may disturb sleep should be avoided.
Going to bed at approximately the same time every night and getting up at the same time in the morning is essential for a correct sleep pattern.
Since the importance of night sleep is very high in terms of health, these hours should be adjusted to sleep 7-8 hours every night.
After going to bed for a night’s sleep, the use of light-emitting devices such as phones, tablets and computers is among the biggest enemies of sleep. These devices, which create artificial light, prevent the brain from preparing for sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep.
· Due to the same effect, the bedroom should be completely dark, and a window and curtain arrangement should be created so that the room is illuminated with the sunrise in order to wake up in the morning.
Uninterrupted night sleep is another important factor in terms of sleep efficiency. For this reason, in order to prevent the need for the toilet that will cause sleep interruption, one should not drink too much water or drink before going to bed, the bedroom with the least noise should be preferred, and the alarm delay behavior in the morning should be avoided.
It is very important for those who have any acute or chronic sleep disorder to consult their physicians and to stick to their treatment plans in line with their physician’s recommendations. Otherwise, since sleep problems will continue in these people, the immune system will be adversely affected, and the susceptibility to the above-mentioned diseases due to insomnia will increase significantly. With the treatment of these diseases, the harms of insomnia can be prevented.
The importance of night time comes to the fore in order to protect from many infectious diseases and many chronic diseases, including the Corona virus. However, you can take precautions against diseases by paying attention to a healthy diet and regular exercise, and by having your health checks on time.