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The Role of Sleep in Happiness and Wellbeing

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, Human Development, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
  • 2Department of Home Science, Human Development, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 1-4, August,27 (2016)


Present dayís lifestyle has greatly influenced the everyday rhythm of our life and sleep being one of them. Sleep is a state of relaxation for the mind and body, during which consciousness and volition are in abeyance and bodily functions are partly suspended. Chronic sleep deprivation like apnea, insomnia and disturbed sleep can lead to depression, hypertension and various health problems. Sleep is one of the most important aspect that affect our happiness and wellbeing. Researches shows that people who sleep well are more happy and healthy, they feel enthusiasm in their life and actively participate in all activities of daily life. They enjoy their life fully and stay fit whereas the people who donít sleep well may sense laziness and dizziness in the daily activities of daily living. They report depression, heart diseases, stress, anxiety, obesity kind of problems etc. they donít enjoy their life to its fullest and take it like a burden. Disturbed sleeps affect their family relations and spoils their happiness and wellbeing as well.


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