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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Singaporeans rank 7th in the top 10 night owls list

We all know how important a good night’s rest is to our body and mind.  Yet in a recent global study on sleep habits, results showed that 54% of Singaporeans turn in only after midnight, with 27% hitting the sack between midnight and 1.00 am.  The other 27% turned out their lights after 1.00 am.

Many attribute their late sleeping habits to the stresses and strains of our highly pressured society.  Long working hours combined with the lack of physical exercise can lead to a disruptive sleep pattern. 

Many Singaporeans are staying up late to enjoy whatever is left of their time after work with their family and friends, or simply to chill and relax their minds before bed.

In the long run, it is unhealthy to deprive our body of the optimal 8 hours of sleep every night.  Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. 

If you average is less than 6 hours of sleep per night, your resistance to viral infection is lowered by about 50% over those getting 8 or more hours of sleep.

One way to mitigate the lack of sleep hours is to invest in a good mattress that gives you complete and uninterrupted rest, all through your sleeping hours.  Even 6 hours of continuous sleep is more restorative than 8 hours of interrupted sleep. 

A good quality mattress will increase your chances of getting restful sleep all night long, even if your partner tosses and turns.

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