Nowadays, technology and stereotypes have worked as tools for companies that sell the concept of happiness as if it were an innovative, perfect and modern product. Sculptural bodies, latest model cars and smartphones are offered as needs that must be met if people want to be completely happy.
Today, for example, there is confusion about the importance of the act of sleeping. For many years in the world business and labor field there was a belief that falling asleep for a few hours was synonymous with success and growth. On the contrary, the same did not happen with individuals who slept properly, since they were even considered lazy or idle because they ceased to be productive for their own monetary good.
And there is no bigger mistake than to belittle the dream. Recently scientific studies have shown that little sleep is harmful to health. People begin to develop illnesses, insomnia and stress, understand discomforts that will affect their daily lives with poor work performance, difficulties of living with their environment and acceleration of physical or body effects. In the future, it will be more expensive to deal with the consequences of a problem that is currently valued as an emergency issue and begins to have solutions that are exclusive to those who have the capital to pay for them.
So relevant is a matter of physical and mental attention that the Japanese case of the phenomenon called Inemuri has impacted, which consists in allowing the employee to sleep at work, making him feel that this proves to be responsible and competitive, however, it does not fully resolve the true conflict, which is to fall asleep with positive quantity and quality. It is here when the fundamentals of silence also enter.
In addition to having instilled the idea that sleeping less and working more was an aspirational sign, modern industrialization through large corporations shaped the employee and the worker as an entity that should get used to noise, pressure and immediacy in delivering results. . Work environments, far from motivating and forgetting to guarantee health, have affected the emotional stability of people who are forced to eat at heart, to be anxious to keep their jobs and to limit their activities after working hours.
Thus, in addition to falling asleep for short periods of time, the human being goes to bed with a cluster of negative elements that prevent him from enjoying good quality to sleep. Late at night, as if that were not enough, distractors such as social networks, television series and weather issues oril the eyes take time to close. In large cities, instability factors such as road chaos, transportation and insecurity are added.
So what happens next?
It happens that individuals naturally accept to perceive the dream as an enemy or a service outside their capacities, so they resort to filling that gap with the satisfaction of acquiring a new cell phone, fashion gadget, seasonal garments or some household appliance that Maybe it doesn't require.
That's why sleeping well has become a luxury and cause for concern. The founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, as part of a medical indication given to her, has repeatedly stressed that it is important to respect the dream with eight hours a day. In his book The Sleep Revolution, he predicts that nap rooms will be common in corporate offices.
Also, in the first two decades of the 21st century, the boom of products and services aimed at ensuring the dream emerged. There are places like spas that charge per minute of sleep for those who can no longer hold their eyes open. "Sleep retreats" have also been created to take sleep therapies. Similarly, "performance bedding", sleep technology has appeared. Little by little, sleep rooms based on traditional beauty salons are booming, but the difference lies in the action of sleeping.
But the quality of sleep also has to do with silence. Did you know that Finland has established itself as a major tourist attraction because it offers silence as its main quality? And it is because the Finns understood that the noise of cities and accelerated pace of life of modern societies are discomforts that many people flee, so they are willing to pay anything to relax in peace, in isolation and without pressure of any kind.
Along with the dream, silence is an expensive service, because fewer and fewer corners of the planet guarantee it because they are free of urbanization and industry. Not in vain, inhabitants of big cities plan their vacations or savings investment to acquire a property in destinations that give them the peace of mind they don't have in their places of residence.
Dream and silence have been transformed into two desired and quoted items to the extent of being valued as luxurious, but in which it is worth investing from short to long term because sleeping well, sooner or later, is something that will require physical and mental health .