Imagine talking a drug that improves cognitive skills, increased focus, creativity, learning, memory, emotional stability, empathy, controlled anxiety and depression, less sickness, healthier skin, increased metabolism and increased libido.That drug is Sleep!!It may sound hyperbolic, but sleep affects our physical health, our cognition, our emotions and connections with others. It also affects the time within which we can complete any given task.The internet is flooded with sleep advice. From this fact we can draw two conclusions: millions of people want to improve their sleep, and there is “probably” an enormous amount of misinformation about sleep floating around.How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Five, three or maybe you did not sleep at all last night. After all it is a weekend and it is only normal to spend weekend nights watching something or reading or just staying up chatting with friends; basically doing anything but sleeping. Why waste time sleeping when you can do so much, right?Correct me if I am wrong; but sleep is often seen as time wasted lost forever. So those who want to make something of them in life, cut down on sleep. An average adult sleeps for 6.8 hours a night. The national average in Japan is 5 hours and 59 minutes, Saudi Arabia 6 hours 8 minutes, Sweden 6 hours 10 minutes, India 6 hours and 20 minutes.
Do you know that these numbers can actually kill us? Science says an average adult needs to sleep at least seven and a half hours every night. There is only one thing that primarily matters; that is not REM, Smart Mattress or even tracking your Sleep with Smart Watches.
It is called “Sleep Debt.”
Studies have shown that over 90% of Indians suffer from sleep deprivation and related disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. They are unable to sleep even after taking medication, doing exercise or yoga or undergoing a digital detox.
For 50,000 years, our ancestors organized their daily schedules around their inner clocks. They ate, hunted, gathered, socialized, rose, rested, procreated, and healed on perfect bio-time, or biological time. As a species, we thrived by rising with the sun, spending most of the day outdoors, and sleeping in total darkness.
Then we created civilization and societies, made incredible advances that, ironically and effectively, turned our finely tuned and evolved inner clocks against us.
When your gut is not on its biological clock schedule, hormone disruption causes increased levels of inflammation, inefficient metabolism, even decreased effectiveness of many prescription therapies.
The most disruptive event in the history of bio-time occurred when Thomas Edison introduced the light bulb to the world.
The second major disruption of your biological time was transportation advances.
Cars and planes allowed people to travel great distances rapidly. In the blink of an eye we could travel multiple time zones in a few hours, leaving bio-time lagging behind.
It takes a day for the body to adjust to a one-hour time zone difference, and, on horseback or in a coach - it would take about that long to go that far.
Computer technology brought us to where we are now, in a 24/7 smart phone culture of perpetual dusk where we work, play, and eat around the clock.
It took us only 125 years to undo 50,000 years of perfect bio timekeeping. Saying that “our physiology has not evolved as quickly as our technology” is the understatement of the millennium.
Most primary care doctors have not heard of chronobiology. It is not taught in medical school, except when it comes to a few rare sleep disorders.
The study of circadian rhythms in humans was virtually nonexistent before the 1970s and is still unknown to the general public.
There is no official drug to prescribe for being out of sync with your inner clock. Caffeine, the most abused substance on the planet is the first choice to address the issue.
Sleep deprivation is also linked to the lack of productivity. If you do not get enough sleep you are groggy at work. It is also hard to concentrate and as a result people end up being less productive.
The United States loses the equivalent of around 1.2 million working days per year because people are not getting enough sleep. In Japan around 6,00,000 working days are lost. In the UK and Germany, the number becomes 2,00,000.
This loss affects the GDP of a Country. These numbers are according to the Research and Development Corporation (RAND) and this is something that India should be looking at closely. Do you know why? Because in India, staying back late at work and sleeping less, is regarded as professionalism.
Till around 1880, people were sleeping an average of 10 hours a night. Thomas Edison then invented the light bulb. Now 142 years later we have phones, laptops and tablets and most of us are scrolling through them before going to bed. These devices emit blue light which boosts the production of Cortisol in our body and makes it difficult for us to sleep.
Every day newer brands are promising ways for sleeping better. They come bottled in the form of lotion, candles and gummies. Sleep comes in paid Apps that play sleep inducing sounds. Do you know falling asleep takes around 10 to 15 minutes. But if you are not able to doze off within a few minutes, it means that your sleep deprived.
Sleep today has become a luxury product. The sleep tech device market is worth over 7.26 billion dollars; half of this is held by the insomnia segment. The market is expected to grow to around twenty percent by 2026 which is being fueled by our sleeping patterns and our habits. Fifty percent or more women use sleep trackers regularly compared to men.
More and more people start their day by checking their fitness band and answering these questions - did you sleep well; have you been sleeping well; have you been sleeping enough? Sleep deprivation is helping no one except that the market brands are capitalizing on a lack of sleep on our habits.
Who are we giving excuses to? Our web series can be paused; late night conversations can happen in the morning too. Work career and dreams can take some rest because you know that if we do not sleep, how will we dream?
Welcome to a brand new Seminar titled “Heavenly Sleep for Abundance” and learn how to fall deep asleep in the fastest way possible.
This sleep seminar strives to set itself apart from the others. It is a comprehensive yet accessible, scientifically precise, entirely actionable even if you have a stressful life and addicted to digital devices. There are some simple protocols that you can follow to perform at your peak and get more out of life!
Regain your Health, Wealth & Abundance by following quite a number of easy to do Sleep Hacks.
What can you expect from this Seminar?
This Seminar revolves around two elements of sleep: “Sleep Debt” and “Circadian Rhythm.” Both laws operate independently of one another, but both determine the timing and depth of your sleep.
Let us make the world healthier, more enjoyable, and more productive by championing natural sleep. In service of this mission, this programme will go beyond making vague gestures at sleep quality. If you apply the strategies in this Seminar, you will get more sleep, lose weight, increase muscle mass, and ward off heart disease and diabetes, conditions that will shorten your life or complicate your old age.
These are not just blanket recommendations. Everyone’s sleep needs are unique, and it would not be proper if it is claimed that one sleep-size fits all. This Seminar will however help you to understand the dynamics at play during your sleeping and waking hours, and empower you to change your habits in favor of your personal sleep goals.