Health

Sleepless in SAR

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 February, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 February, 2001, 12:00am

When travelling in Hong Kong, one thing that continues to amaze me is the tendency of people to fall asleep under any circumstances. Office workers sleeping through their whole journey to work is an everyday sight. In Western countries, people read when they travel on public transport. But in the SAR, many people prefer to spend these invaluable hours catching up on their sleep.


Fatigue at the end of each day is normal. But how can a person fall asleep in the mornings, when he or she has supposedly just got out of bed? Does that imply one does not have enough sleep the night before?


Having a bad night's sleep is excusable. But if one continually has problems sleeping during normal sleeping hours, one should seek immediate help from doctors. 'Healthy body, healthy mind' - and one of the ways to attain a healthy body is an appropriate amount of sleep.


FELIX YAN


To Kwa Wan