Armenia is close to European countries according to the number of people suffering from insomnia, says Neurologist Samson Khachatryan, Chairman of the Armenian Association of Sleep Disorders.
“Our surveys have revealed that about 40 percent of Armenians suffer from insomnia, and 20 percent – from chronic insomnia,” specialist told reporters on Friday.
He says one of the main causes of insomnia is prolonged stress and anxiety.
The neurologist says depression, lack of sleep, malnutrition, passive lifestyle, smoking and alcohol can also lead to chronic insomnia, and serious illnesses.
The specialist advises following healthy sleep habits and certain rules to attend the problem. Specifically, he recommends sleeping 7-8 hours a day, developing a strong sleep schedule and creating a comfortable sleep environment.
Let us remind that March 15 marks World Sleep Day.