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Gone are the days when people went to bed within 2-3 hours after sunset. Today people are so hooked to TVs and mobile phones that nobody wants to go to bed at a decent hour. From little children to older adults, everyone wants to stay up late and get the maximum amount of screen time possible. But how does it affect your health?

Often people say that they sleep late but their body is accustomed to it. They say that they do not feel sleep deprived or tired in the morning. Does this mean that this lifestyle is okay?

No. Experts say that getting fewer than 7 hours of sleep is not just bad for health – it is DANGEROUS.

This lifestyle is associated with metabolic syndrome. People who get less sleep regularly are at high risk of metabolic syndrome. This means, they are at risk of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and stroke. Do you still want to watch your late night TV?


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Lavanya Mehra

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