WAH CANTT: For a long time I have been deeply concerned over the problem of growing sleep deficiency among the people, especially the young children. Sleep is one of the basics needs, deprivation of which might result in serious health issues. Sleep is crucial to maintaining one’s health. Without it, we increase our susceptibility to a shocking array of health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression. Sleep deprivation also triggers obesity. Sleep is important in keeping not only our waistline trim, but ensuring a balanced brain activity too. Insomnia can be caused by physical and psychological factors.
The possible solution of insomnia is to exercise daily, limit naps and do not eat or drink before sleep. I appeal to the elders and the authorities concerned to look into the matter. Sleep-deprived citizens can’t contribute much in the development and advancement of their country.
Fatima Shahid Khokar
Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2019.