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Celebs talk about the importance of sleep

March 17 was World Sleep Day. The day celebrates the healthy habit of sleeping on time and well, the benefits of good sleep, and throws ligh...

March 17 was World Sleep Day. The day celebrates the healthy habit of sleeping on time and well, the benefits of good sleep, and throws light on the ailments that sleep disorders might lead to. In our fast-paced life, many of us are sleep deprived. Many try to manage with just four hours of sleep. Celebs talk on the issue, of how much sleep a person should get every night and share tips for getting a good night's sleep.

Sudhanshu Pandey

In the kind of lives we lead in a city like Mumbai and also being a part of this profession where we are shooting non-stop, I guess a lot of us get sleep deprived, But it is up to the person who is really very sure about how they want to compartmentalize their life on a daily basis in terms of sleeping hours, eating hours and working hours. If you do that it becomes a little sorted but yes a lot of people are sleep deprived of the kind of schedules they normally have. I try to get 7 hours of sleep as I believe that a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep is very important and it is important for functioning, for your mental and physical health. Some people manage 4 hours of sleep, something I think is very scary because sleep deprivation sooner or later causes a lot of illnesses. You get sick very fast, immunity dips and a lot many problems crop up over a period of time. I personally feel people should get at least 8 hours of sleep every night because it is healthy. It is important because that's when I feel rejuvenated, my body feels recovered and I feel fresh in the morning. Insomnia has become very common but that is also because of the kind of lifestyles we lead. For a good night's sleep, my top priority would be to do five-minute deep breathing just before I sleep and lie down so that I can get a very sound sleep.

Esha Gaur

Yes, a lot of people suffer from insomnia these days because of work pressure. But I feel if you're healthy, it's good to have 4 hours of sleep and work as much as you can. Even though I believe Sadhguru's thesis that if you don't work hard, then there's no point in living. I believe in it.

Aditi Shetty

We all live busy lives but we are all very well aware that sleep is necessary, still, we tend to ignore it. Sleep for me is essential and I get spiritually recharged when I get a good eight-hour sleep. Human bodies are like machines and we should sleep well and give ourselves the much-needed rest and break from the objective world. I love sleeping. I feel at least six hours of sleep is essential for good health and vitality. If I don’t get my minimum hours of sleep I can be irritable and have mood swings. Someone wise said, early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. I swear by that saying, it helps me maintain a peaceful life, career, and overall well-being. I never faced insomnia, I can go to sleep anytime. But I have friends who have had issues with getting a good night’s sleep due to stress and a busy lifestyle and have to take medication for it. Being an actor you don’t have a fixed schedule. Some days you get little sleep and give your best at work, but I make sure I compensate for it on my off days. Less screen time before you go to bed and meditation before sleeping really helps relax your body. Meditation helped me get good sleep and wake up happy. I also make a gratitude list of at least 10 things before I sleep.

Aadesh Chaudhary

Well yes, I used to get less sleep if we did daily soaps. I sleep 6 to 8 hours. Sleep is the most important thing for being healthy. I feel at least 6-8 hours of sleep is very essential for health. I have my own funda about it. I always put something from my playlist, sometimes songs, discovery channels, or sometimes mantras.

Pranitaa Pandit

It's not very good to mention that it is somewhat true that a few people have been experiencing this issue, can't sleep at night, up until now. Several of my friends in the industry are also dealing with the same issues. And speaking for myself, I do occasionally experience this issue when I don't feel asleep till two in the morning despite having plans for the following day. Nonetheless, I believe it should never become a habit. Thus, I make every effort. And to do that, I engage in yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises, which all help me maintain mental focus and find peace. So anytime I'm in bed, I dim the lights and just fall asleep. And I try to get 7-8 hours of good sleep every night. We need it for our mental peace and for brain cells to work properly the following day.

Rahul Bhatia

Sleep deprivation is a serious but largely neglected issue. Inadequate sleep also leads to inefficiencies at work and loss of productivity. Many of us keep working late at night to fulfill our professional commitments and forget to take care of ourselves. I get to sleep for 4-5 hours because of several areas that I look into like my business, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media handles. A person should sleep for at least 8 hours a day to work productively. Insomnia is very common, especially in adults. Research also suggests that Indians are also the second-most sleep deprived after Japan. Sleep deprivation not only affects one’s physical health adversely by increasing the chances of diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, high blood pressure, and heart attacks but also takes a toll on mental health by increasing the risk of depression and anxiety. It is a serious health issue and is under-recognized in modern society. Keeping your sleeping environment clean, dark, and quiet would help in falling asleep. Avoid distractions such as using electronic devices, mobiles, televisions, and tablets. Exercising regularly and avoiding energy drinks help as well. You can also practice meditation which helps in relaxing the muscles.

Anshuman Chaturvedi

It's our lifestyle that is the problem. Staying awake till late at night has become the norm. Gadgets have taken over our lives. When we are not doing anything, we are surfing social media. This intrusion has killed the emotional aspect of our lives and the majority of us are not in good health. When the person is happy, five-six hours are enough, but if someone is stressed then no amount of sleep can help. Insomnia is a lifestyle problem.  I have also suffered from it in the past but as I grew older, I didn't allow it to engulf me again. Work harder in whatever field you are in and then leave everything to a bigger power. Remember, we don't control life, we just navigate through it. Challenges come our way and we find a way to deal with them when we are unable to deal with them we just let them be. I don't stress about things or overthink, and try to stay normal with whatever is coming my way. I don't need a kick to stay happy. I meditate and surrender to God to stay calm and composed. Sleep is not an issue in my case.

Hansa Singh 

I cherish my beauty sleep.  So in a sense, my most important fitness credo is also to get enough sleep. Although I prefer to get a full 8 hours of sleep each night, there are those days when I sleep for 12 hours uninterrupted. I pay close attention to my health. You readily fall asleep while living an overly demanding lifestyle. Some days, all I need to do is turn on some calming music to fall asleep. I don't have insomnia, but when I don't feel asleep, I am scared.

Rishina Kandhari

Being an actress, I am well aware of the obvious difference that getting enough sleep has on one's ability to perform,  and look nice in front of the camera, among many other things. Sleep is crucial in all professions, but perhaps even more so in the creative fields. My goal is to go to sleep on time. I sleep by 11pm and get up by 7am. By god's grace, I sleep peacefully. Also, my dinner is 7pm every day. I do not eat anything after that. I have a heavy breakfast.


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