Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai, last year. One of the youngest CEOs, he was just 42 year old
He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner, exceptionally active and athletic, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and died.
Lack of sleep
It was certainly a wake-up call for corporate India.
A cardiologist on the subject of ‘Heart Disease caused by Lack of
Sleep’ have distilled the key points below in the hope it will save some of our lives.
1. Young people ( 25-49 years of age ) who has a short sleep duration ( <5 or 5-6 hours ) increased risk for high BP by 350% to 500% compared to those who slept longer than 6 hours per night. and a 3-fold increased
risk of heart attacks.
2. Complete and partial lack of sleep increased the blood concentrations of
High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-cRP), the strongest predictor of heart attacks. Even after getting adequate sleep later, the levels stayed high!!
3. Just one night of sleep loss increases toxic substances in body
such as Interleukin-6 (IL! -6), Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (cRP).
They increase risks of many medical conditions, including cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
Osho talks about the importance of sleep and how the timings are different for different people.
The latest research says that there cannot be one fixed time for everyone to wake up. It is always said that to wake up at five o’clock in the morning is good for everyone. This is absolutely wrong and unscientific. It is not good for everyone; it may be good for some people but it may be harmful for other people. Within twenty-four hours, for about three hours, the body temperature of each person goes down. And those three hours are the hours of deepest sleep. If the person is woken up during those three hours, his whole day will be spoiled and his whole energy will be disturbed.
Generally these three hours are between two to five in the morning. For most people these three hours are between two to five in the morning, but it is not the case with everyone. For some people their body temperature is low until six o’clock, for some it is low until seven. For some their temperature starts becoming normal at four in the morning. . Only when a person’s temperature starts rising to a normal level is it time for him to wake up.
And everyone should make his own rules. No two persons are alike, so no common rule is ever applicable to anybody. Whenever someone tries to apply a common rule, it has a bad effect. Each person is an individual. Each person is unique and incomparable. Only he is like himself, there is no other person like him anywhere on the earth. So no rule can be a rule for him until he finds out what the rules for his own life-processes are
You are unique and have your own life style. Just see that you can fit in 7 to 8 hours of proper sleep into your style.
How to sleep well ?
Reduce your stress level,
Change your priorities
Don’t be afraid of failure because there is nothing called failure.
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