“Nidra”: The Sleep Pattern

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”

Did this string a chord in your head?

Does this really make sense??

Or is it just another age-old saying???

Lack of work-life balance nowadays has totally disrupted the sleep pattern of individuals; be it children, homemakers, professionals or elderly people. And for the so-called “workaholics”, sleeping is now a waste of time. You could of-course use that time for something more productive! Isn’t it?

The answer is a big NO!

And here is the reason….

“Nidrayattam sukham dukham pushtih karshyam bala abalam |

Vrishtaa klibataa gyanam agyanam jeevitam na cha ||” [Cha. Su. 21/36]

Proper and undisturbed night sleep is one of the most essential factors for health as it imparts happiness, nourishment, strength, virility, knowledge and life; while on the other hand, improper sleep takes away all these pushing one into misery, emaciation, weakness, sterility, ignorance and death.

The sleep pattern in general can be understood through the following table with a proper 6-8 hours of night sleep:

Hence, be close to nature and respect your circadian rhythm. 

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6 thoughts on ““Nidra”: The Sleep Pattern”

  1. How many hours of sleep does individual required?
    What should be solution if person having night duties or irregular sleep patterns due to his professional .Like police ..Doctors…..Pilots etc

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