Did you know that sleep is a key component for a happy life? Research shows us it is. But with all of today’s technology and stresses, many people are getting less sleep or experiencing poorer quality sleep. This can negatively impact mood, concentration, productivity, physical health and, yes, even happiness.
As a practicing physician for more than twenty years, Dr. Venkata Buddharaju (known as Dr. Buddha to his patients) has extensive experience treating patients with sleep problems. And the number of patients he is seeing with sleep disorders is on the rise.
In Better Sleep, Happier Life, Dr. Buddharaju teaches seven simple, practical, and natural methods to help you get better sleep in order to refresh your mind and body. Filled with wisdom from his years of experience as well as simple lifestyle changes, Better Sleep, Happier Life can help you find rest and refreshment in the midst of your busy life…and reap the benefits.
About the Author
Dr. Venkata Buddharaju (or Dr. Buddha, as his patients call him) is a fellowship-trained physician at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He now teaches and consults at hospital intensive care units and pulmonary units as well as sleep medical practices. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and teaches medical
students from UIC, Chicago Medical School and Internal Medicine resident trainees at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
He directs the Sleep Disorders Center and Clinic at Thorek Memorial Hospital in Chicago and serves as a Section Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care at AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago.
Dr. Buddharaju has numerous medical-device patents and is working to develop more patient friendly medical devices. He has published his work in various medical journals, and worked to develop and implement high quality patient-care policies. He believes strongly that balancing natural healing practices with traditional medicine is important for the future of effective health care.
For additional resources, visit drbuddha.com.
#SLEEP AND IMMUNITY
A decade of scientific research has shown that sleep plays a vital role in immune defense. Sleep duration and regular sleep – wake cycles are essential to mount adequate immune response to infections.
#SLEEP AND ANXIETY
Studies have shown that deep sleep, a stage of non rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) slow wave sleep restores brain connections and has shown to reduce anxiety levels. Recommended sleep duration for adults: 7-9 hours, Teenagers (14-17 years): 8-10 hours .
Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, not thinking past or worries the future. Recent randomized study in Wuhan, china during the current corona pandemic, the study authors found out that mindfulness buffered the impact of covid -19 and helped to protect sleep duration compared to the people who practiced mind - wandering.
Moderate aerobic exercise helps improve sleep quality and slow wave or deep sleep which plays a key role in keeping our immunity strong and fight the infections in general. Try to do at least 30 or 50 minutes of aerobic exercise while staying at home.
Listen to your body when it comes to thirst and drink as needed. During the infection of any kind including corona virus, the fluid requirements go up especially when you have fever which causes dehydration.
Better Sleep, Happier Life
Nature amazes me. As I sit writing this book, I wonder how the Earth is at a perfect distance from the sun, so that life here has just enough light and heat. I marvel at how the Earth has rotated around the sun for more than four billion years, creating our seasons, while continuing to spin on its axis, which causes day and night.