In the pursuit of a good night’s sleep, it’s not only essential to follow expert advice but also crucial to be mindful of certain habits that may unknowingly age you. Addressing concerns about shoulder pain from sleep and delving into the impact of sleep timing, Dr. Kiran Raj, known for sharing medical insights with his 5 million+ TikTok community (@dr.kiranr), recently shed light on what he terms the ‘forbidden sleep zone.’
Responding to a video suggesting that staying awake between 10 PM and 4 AM could elevate the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Raj provided a nuanced perspective. While acknowledging the importance of quality sleep for overall well-being, he clarified that a consistent sleep schedule matters more than the specific time one goes to bed.
However, Dr. Raj pointed out that going to bed at the extreme hours of 3-4 AM could potentially deprive the body of essential restorative sleep. This revelation prompted discussions among viewers, with some expressing challenges in falling asleep and others, like shift workers, highlighting their lack of control over sleep schedules.
In navigating the complexities of sleep, Dr. Raj’s insights offer valuable considerations for individuals striving to optimize their sleep patterns for better overall health.