Uncertain or pushed sleep hours could lead to a variety of issues, say the psychologists and psychiatrists. It has become a norm for many to work at odd hours and work into late hours due to match timings elsewhere in the world. So, many people return home from work at around 10.30 to 11 pm, and this causes sleep disorders in many.
After putting in long hours, they feel they need ‘me time’ and indulge in revenge at bedtime. This is something that has become a norm among most employed in the city. Many of them feel they have to push their sleep time to watch television or something on an OTT platform just to feel relaxed. This also often leads to late-night snacking, and this results in various psychosomatic conditions, warn psychologists and psychiatrists.
In many cases, people get so involved in their ‘me time’ that they end up not having sufficient sleep. While they do not take any discounts when it comes to food, they cut down on their sleep time. This is alarming, say those in the mental health segment.
Some people say they sleep during the afternoons. However, psychologists and psychiatrists say that such sleep relaxes the body but does not relax the mind. Sleeplessness also leads to obesity and heart disorders, they say. Though some people assume they can follow a scattered pattern and set their own timings, there is nothing like having a good eight hours of sleep, they insist.