8 Facts You Should Know About Sleep Deprivation

8 Facts You Should Know About Sleep Deprivation

Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that a lack of sleep significantly impacts your health, your brains performance and your overall wellbeing.

There are many causes of but one of the biggest culprits are undiagnosed sleep disorders such as Sleep apnea, Upper Airway Resistance syndrome or UARS and Insomnia.

After a typical night’s sleep, you should normally feel restored and refreshed, however when you are experiencing interrupted sleep you will notice yourself getting sleepy during the day or wake up feeling totally exhausted. It is human nature for us to dismiss these warning signs to stress or being exhausted from work and family responsibilities… the consequences can be dire!

Here are 8 astonishing facts about people and the results of sleep deprivation:

  • 30% of women suffer from insomnia
  • 40% of men suffer with insomnia
  • 23% of people have difficulty concentrating as a result of a lack of sleep
  • 30% of people are at a higher risk of obesity
  • 15% of people have an increased cardiovascular risk
  • 45% have experience an increase in depression symptoms
  • 20% increase in driving accidents
  • 80% of accidents on the road occur due to drowsiness behind the wheel

Sleeping disorder can be successfully treated and managed, if you are in doubt have yourself checked out … it may just be a ‘life changing’ experience.

** based on American Studies

Sharon Izak Elaine Chat staff