Long Term Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

sleep deprivation

Need more sleep? Is it possible to decrease poor sleeping patterns to help you get a good nights rest? We think we can help.

Sleep is just as important as eating food and drinking water. Did you know that the chronic lack of sleep can disrupt every physiologic function in your body? Lack of sleep can lead to problems like anxiety, depression and even impacts memory formation.

Researchers tell us that people who sleep 6 hours or less double their chances for a heart attack or stroke. There are many ways to help poor sleeping patterns. Here are a few:

  • Doctors say don't sleep with television and electronics nearby
  • Don't overlook signals from your body when you're tired and it's best to get eight to ten hours every night.
  • If you get overheated, turn your thermostat down to about 65F and wear wicking sleepwear to keep you cool. You can also try temperature regulating sheets, cooling mattress toppers and cooling pillows and blankets. This bedding and sleepwear was developed to help keep the body's temperature at the best sleep inducing temperature zone