For runners, sleep is as important as food and exercise. Waking up early and working till late night can be very stressful.
The recent incident of marathon runner and renowned gynaecologist Dr Rakesh Sinha, suffering a sudden heart attack during his morning jog has led to speculation of fitness regimes followed by those who have long and stressful working hours. The cycle of waking up early, and continuing with work and social commitments till late into the night eats into the sleep cycle of these individuals adding to the burden of both physical and mental stress. Cheating on sleep can adversely affect the body says chief arthroscopy and sports injuries specialist Dr Sunil Apsingi, who sheds some more light on the topic.