Be like Tom Hanks? Of course, that would be a dream come true for most middle class Indian males.
Unfortunately, Indians are getting to be more like the character in Tom Hanks famous movie than be the real Tom Hanks.
According to a WHO report released last week, 34.3% of Indians were suffering from sleep disorders
According to this story in Hindustan Times, as the economy booms and middle class affluence grows, Indians are becoming more stressed, forgetful and sleep deprived.
According to the WHO report 47.3% of Indians aare worried, 47.4% are sad and low, 44.9% have memory disorders and 43.2% are absentminded.
The study was an initial marker to assess the need for more extensive studies later. Commissioned in 2003 as part of a world health survey, it set out to find out how stressful life is in India.
The results showed that more than 47 per cent of the respondents suffered from clinical anxiety, an equal number were depressed. Sleeplessness and memory disorders affected more than 34 per cent and 44 per cent respectively. Overall 40 per cent felt jaded and fatigued, 30 per cent had relationship conflicts, and more than 58 per cent suffered from stress-related bodyache.