Sleep deprivation affects our mental, emotional and physical health and if left untreated may lead to long-term health consequences
Sleep Health Awareness
- Do you have work stress or relationship problems?
- Do you feel down most of the time?
- Are you anxious?
- Is your daily rhythm disrupted frequently ie shift workers, new parents?
- Do you use stimulants like caffeine, or nicotine to get through the day?
- Do you have chronic pain?
- Are you pregnant or going through the menopause?
- Does your partner snore or kick you all night?
- Does your pet sleep in your bedroom?
If you answered yes to 2 or more questions above, chances are you are not sleeping well!
Poor sleep can result in low mood, poor concentration, memory impairment, lack of energy, increased appetite and relationship disharmony. Poor sleep may lead to, or worsen, underlying medical and mental health problems. Many sleep problems have a significant psychological dimension.
Symptoms of poor sleep include:
- Low energy/fatigue, feeling tired all the time
- Lack of motivation or drive
- Concentration or memory problems
- Reduced performance at school or work
- Mood changes
- Daytime sleepiness
- Errors at work or whilst driving
- Muscle tension, headaches or upset stomach
- Frustration or worry about your sleep