Sleeplessness is very harmful to our health. If we have sleepless nights, it is impossible to feel healthy and accomplish any thing. Good sleep refreshes us. “Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the heat”.-Cervantes. Shakespeare too has sung praises about sleep:
Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,’ the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
The death of
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
The fastest-growing number in the world is of those peoplewho due to sleeplessness are addicted to taking sleeping pills. In the mid-night, they are thinking of their liabilities, kids and bills, and they are unable to sleep. They take sleeping pill, but they forget that it has vere serious side-effects like nausea, dizziness, constipation, memory loss and headache. Moreover, they get habituated to the drug. This has a very dangerous effect on their good health.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has wisely warned against the use of sleeping pills. The truth is that deep breathing and techniques of relaxation can be very helpful in controling sleeplessness.