Get into good sleeping habits

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 March, 2012, 12:00am


A lot of people do not have enough sleep. Some only sleep for four or five hours a day. They may think the day is not long enough for all the things they want to do, so they go to bed late and get up early. Students study rather than sleep during exam times, while business people want to use the time to make more money.

But if we do not have enough sleep we could fall sick and become moody. Lack of sleep affects our concentration and memory. This may cause a decline in productivity and even affect our economy.

Since 2008, the World Association of Sleep Medicine has organised World Sleep Day. This day celebrates the benefits of good, healthy sleep and draws society's attention to sleep problems and disorders, their effects and what can be done to improve the situation. So let's all join in on March 16 and get into good sleeping habits.

Tsang Wing-suet, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, Wing-suet. World Sleep Day sounds like a great idea. We should all go to school or work dressed in our pyjamas.

We all know that sleep is important, yet we seem to think that it doesn't really apply to us. In the West, children used to observe strict bed times, but it is not unusual now to see youngsters out and about with their parents well after midnight.

Perhaps this is the city that never sleeps, but that doesn't mean its people should do the same.

Susan, editor