Sleep Deprivation Facts Everyone Should Know
We all want and need quality sleep! However, a number of factors can interrupt quality sleeping, including insomnia and other health conditions.
Here are a few facts on why sleep deprivation is quite the concerning public health problem:
Sleep standards matter – Quality sleep should include three important facets: depth, duration, and continuity. If you don’t sleep enough, you’ll never reach the proper depth levels of sleep. Same goes for if you wake up a lot at night.
A single poor night of sleep is harmful – Even one night of bad sleep can impact your memory recall, reaction times, learning ability, and attention span the next day.
Sleep needs vary person-to-person – Most healthy adults require 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Some people need much more for daily peak performance. Listening to your own body is important.
Sleep disorders can indicate other issues – Conditions like heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, and depression can create sleep issues.
Drowsy driving is like drunk driving – Studies and research show that a lack of sleep can impair your driving as much as or even more than being drunk. Drowsy driving kills about 1,500 people per year.
Sleep deficiency is a public health concern – Unfortunately, fewer than half of adults in the U.S. get the recommended amount of sleep.
Where do you stand with your sleep habits? If you would like some assistance in creating a better sleep routine – reach out to me. Small steps – one by one – will take you closer to your best health!