Anup Y. Attavar

Anup Y. Attavar

It is expected that after a hard day’s work at school, one must get well deserved sleep. But how many of you can claim to get good quality sleep? Students and teachers go through a number of tensions in their day to day life. For students it is the burden of studies. Teachers have to keep up with the curriculum and correction work.

It is easy to state that one should not carry the troubles home, but they linger in one’s mind throughout one’s waking hours and also disturb the sleep pattern. This affects the students’ performance in studies. So, what’s the remedy?

Anup Attavar takes a close look at the aspects affecting sleep among students and teachers and suggests remedial measures to overcome lack of sleep.

The advent of cable and DTH TV and the plethora of sports programs are huge temptations to watch cricket, football, tennis and other popular sports late into the night. This results in students ‘going to sleep late’. As the time at which students have to get up and go to school cannot be compromised, it means less sleep than usual for students.

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The female teachers are doubly stressed, as apart from their duty at school they have to perform their chores at home including cooking, taking care of the children, minding their homework, and preparing for the next day’s routine. This leads to less sleeping hours for them.

It is believed that stress is the fall out of lack of sleep – qualitative and quantitative. Students and teachers also suffer from a good quality of sleep. Being involved in the rat race of achieving their goals, they are constrained to forego their daily quota of undisturbed sleep thus affecting their health, leading to stress.

The amount of sleep a person requires varies from person to person and cannot be exactly quantified. Various factors come into play like the age, the type and the pressures of work.

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So, students and teachers must adopt a positive outlook toward life. This will lead to a judicious balance in the working hours and the sleep hours which are essential to avoid stress.

Moreover, they could confide about their fears in someone close to them, so that this person can make an objective evaluation and suggest a solution.

Yoga, meditation, regular walk and physical exercise lead to suppleness of the body which also results in a serene outlook. Also, cultivating good and healthy friendship leads to pleasure and relaxation from the normal rat race routine.

These are some of the tips that can help you get a good night’s sleep.

Anup Y. Attavar is an expert on issues related to children and young adults. His recent book “World Famous Indian Scientists” is an inspiration and motivation for youth to achieve excellence in their lives and careers.

Parents, teachers, and experts are invited to contribute their opinion articles for the RMN Kids site.

One comment on “Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Good for You

  1. Dr.D.M.Dhavale on said:

    Anup has stressed the importance of getting good night’s sleep,both for children and adults.Often,the question is asked to doctors i.e.’ how many hours of sleep is essential’ ? There is no fixed answer,as this may differ from person to person.But anything from 6-8 hours is good for you.
    The frequent cause of sleep deprivation is late night studying,T.V. watching or partying.This needs to be curtailed.
    Not getting good sleep or not feeling refreshed after sleep are often early symptoms of stress.

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