We all know the feeling at one point or another of lacking sleep. Maybe it’s because you have a new family and sleepless nights being up with the newborn have become the norm. Or potentially you have been cramming for some final exams and sleep was simply less important at that time. But have you ever thought of what it can do to you.
So what actually is Sleep Deprivation and how do we know if we are heading down that road? Sleep deprivation is a general term to describe a state caused by inadequate quantity or quality of sleep, including voluntary or involuntary sleeplessness and circadian rhythm disorders (translated as not getting enough sleep). Sleep is just as important to the human body as food and water, but many of us simply don’t get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can have serious consequences to how we function during our normal daily routines. A sleep deprived person is accident prone, judgement impaired and more likely to make mistakes and bad decisions. In fact, staying awake for 24 hours can lead to a reduced hand eye coordination that is similar to having a blood alcohol level of 0.1.
So, what are some suggestions to avoid this in our time poor lives:
Just remember the point that was stated earlier. Sleep is just as important as food and water! Try and make sleep a priority in your life. And if all else fails try sleeping on a Sommuto.
Ah, you've done it again. You were meant to hit the sack hours ago but you couldn't stop binge-watching Netflix, checking your emails and/or catching up on housework. Or maybe you just couldn't say no to that evening caffeine fix and now you're tossing and turning, with your precious sleep window slowly closing.
You may not realise it when you wake up in the morning, but over time our favourite positions are causing everything from back and neck pain to stomach problems and even wrinkles. So is it time to kick your bad sleep position?