Health effects of Sleep Deprivation!

The dictionary definition of sleep is that it’s a a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterised by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and reduced interactions with surroundings. In simple words it’s a state where all the body’s activities are reduced to a minimal state for the body to recover from the fatigue that occurred during the day. People nowadays take sleeping for granted, and the main reason in most the cases is work related. Maybe they want to complete a task before a deadline or someone working to get a promotion etc. In all this life hassles our health has taken a back turn and the one thing that helps us recover and makes us ready for the next day is being sidelined. But before going into all these questions about how sleep affects our health, we need to look at how it maintains our normal body physiology.

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How Pollution is affecting our Health

Pollution is one of the largest health and environmental problems in the world. It has become one of the more serious health issues. In the last few decades due to human industrial activities the level of pollution has risen to unimaginably high levels but recently the trends have been promising which is that pollution is decreasing but not to the extent that it needs to be. Amid the lockdown the levels are at an all time low but as we know it, as soon as the lockdown ends it will increase right back up again.

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Coronavirus (CoVID-19) Explained

Coronavirus first of all is not an individual virus, it’s a family of RNA viruses, with nearly 100 viruses known, which are in medical terms called coronaviridae. It has a subfamily named orthocoronavirinae. These are virus that range from common cold to the present infection i.e, covid-19. The 2002 outbreak of SARS in China and 2012 outbreak of MERS in Saudi Arabia were also coronaviruses.

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