24 November, 2020

The Zero Zzzzombies

March 15, World Sleep Day. A time we woke up to the disease that is sleeplessness.

Tribhuvan Tiwari
The Zero Zzzzombies

Sleeplessness Analysed

  • Causes: Peer pressure, stress at workplace, fast-paced lifestyle, excessive use of gadgets, constant exposure to artificial light, social obligations, excessive consumption of energy drinks, lack of a purposeful day, addiction to late-night serials on TV, internet, poor sleep hygiene, drug abuse, alcoholism.
  • Effects: Anxiety, short-term memory loss, irritability, poor concentration, behavioural change, restless leg syndrome, lethargy, insecurity, hypertension, gastric disorders, poor resistance to disease and delayed healing process, death in the extreme.
  • Who it affects: Schoolkids, adolescents, professionals, housewives, elderly.
  • Treatment: Cultivating better sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioural therapy, Shirodhara, homoeopathy, aroma therapy, Yoga Nidra.


Coriander juice, midnight showers, hypnotherapy, sleeping pills...M has tried it all. Exasperated, she...



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