World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is observed annually on the second Friday before the March Equinox.

The first World Sleep Day was held in 2008. It was intended to attract people’s attention to a common problem – sleep disruption, as well as promote undoubted benefits of getting a full night`s sleep for health.

To prevent the occurrence and exacerbation of chronic diseases, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine advises that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. People over 65 should also get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

How to improve the quality of your sleep?

It is necessary to follow the simple sleep hygiene tips:

  1. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends;
  2. Try to keep naps relatively short (less than 45 minutes);
  3. Don`t smoke and reduce alcohol consumption, especially before bedtime;
  4. Don`t eat heavy, spicy or sweet food 4 hours before sleep. Cut down on caffeine 6 hours before sleep;
  5. Avoid excessive physical activity before bedtime;
  6. Build in a 30 minute pre-bed buffer time that is device-free;
  7. Restrict in-bed activity;
  8. Fine-tune your bedroom temperature and regularly ventilate it;
  9. Dim your lights. It is better to sleep in complete darkness;
  10. Use excellent bedding. Mattress and pillow must be comfortable.

Why is the problem of insomnia so relevant?

All because more than 50% of the human population suffers from certain sleep disturbances!

At the moment the problem of insomnia is even more relevant due to the fact that this symptom is often found among people who have had coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Such a phenomenon was called “post-COVID-19 syndrome”.

With concern for people suffering from insomnia, the pharmaceutical company Astrapharm produces an OTC sleeping pills – Sonniks. The drug improves the quality and duration of sleep without affecting its structure and phases.

Astrapharm – the art of helping people!