International Sleep Day fights insomnia

One in three adults suffers from insomnia, according to a study carried out in 10 countries to mark today’s «International Sleep Day.» According to psychiatrist Professor Costas Soldatos of Athens University, getting enough sleep is important for the functioning of neuro-biological processes that helped the body replenish its store of energy and adapt to environmental changes. «No one can be in good physical, mental and psychological condition if he or she doesn’t get enough sleep,» said Soldatos, who is head of the Greek Society for Sleep Research. Soldatos recommends that those who have trouble sleeping should, in the hours before sleep, avoid physical exercise, drinking stimulants, smoking and watching television, as the images often return in the form of dreams.