On March 13, the Health Museum opened a new interactive exhibition about sleep. The exposition presents the sleep phenomenon from different points of view, both aesthetically and physiologically. Visitors were able to try on light therapy glasses, tested how CPAP therapy works and set up a special lamp for their own sleeping pattern. They also learned about the phases of sleep and what happens in our bodies during each of them.
According to statistics, even 50 years ago, people got 8 hours of sleep, and now due to the acceleration of the life rhythm, we sleep for 6 or 7 hours. What effect had this slight reduction in rest time upon the people? It turns out that if we are awake for more than 16 hours a day, our working capacity is significantly reduced.
Unstable sleeping hours can cause serious health problems that will be covered in popular science lectures during the exhibition. The lecturers will be the specialists of the Somnology Group of Almazov Centre. They will tell how to get a healthy and quality sleep for children and adults, what dreams are and how to deal with sleep disorders.
In view of the current epidemiological situation, the exhibition will be held online.