According to an expert at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Queretaro, seven to nine hours of sleep can prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases through sleep hygiene.
Jose Luis Banales Vazquez, a neurologist attached to the IMSS Regional General Hospital (HGR) No. 1, explained that getting restful sleep is important for maintaining health in optimal conditions.
If you have a habit of napping during the day, it should not last more than 30 minutes so as not to make it difficult to fall asleep at night, according to Banales Vazquez.
The recommended hours of sleep range from seven to nine hours, depending on age. It is recommended that babies sleep longer to allow for their development.
The expert pointed out that among the benefits of restful sleep are: greater concentration, greater memory capacity, more energy, which allows us to support daily activities as well as work or academic performance.
“If there is a problem with sleep, go to a medical evaluation to get help and treatment, avoid self-medication. Also, good sleep, healthy eating and physical activity are important for a good rest and to avoid the development of other diseases. are necessary for
The expert said that there are some ways to ensure restful sleep that do not involve drugs. These are habits like avoiding big dinners, energy drinks which contain caffeine; Have a set bedtime, low noise and dim lighting in the bedroom, and don’t use electronic devices in bed.