DiD you know about?
– sleep
Sleep deprivation has been used in wars and terrorism as a
form of torture to force victims to disclose information. Sleep is
a stronger basic need than food and water. Simply, the human
body cannot do without sleep.
Many people believe they have little or no sleep during the night.
They concentrate on the hours they spend awake, and have little
recollection of the time they spend sleeping. In fact, many people
underestimate the amount of sleep they really have each night.
Sleep deprivation is a controversial area to research. The effects
on the human body and mind are so serious that researchers
find it difficult to investigate sleep deprivation.
Sleep Loss
Few people ever experience real sleep deprivation. More
commonly, lack of sleep causes ‘sleep loss’. Insomnia, sleep Helping others to sleep is rarely discussed. Families affect each problems, shift work and jet lag all deprive the mind and body of other’s sleep. Children sleep better with a night time routine sleep. Usually it is possible to make up this ‘sleep debt’ during that encourages them to calm down and recognise the need subsequent nights. If this is not possible or the debt increases, to sleep. Food also affects sleep, and heavy meals late at night make it difficult to fall asleep. Noise can be a problem within The main symptoms of sleep loss are fatigue and irritability some households and a respect for others sleep needs is the next day. Difficulty concentrating affects learning and the retention of information. Depression, anxiety and moodiness are Partners may be affecting each others sleep. Snoring, restlessness and different bedtimes may all interfere with each others sleep needs. Long term sleep loss causes irritability and Recognising Sleep Problems
mood changes which affect relationships. It is important to Insomnia and sleep loss affect most people at some time take a realistic look at how individual sleep differences can be during their life. Teenagers and young adults are often unaware resolved to create harmony in the bedroom. of the damage they are doing to their body and mind by limiting sleep. Shift work, studying, travel and twenty-four hour Sleep and Employment
communications mean that young and old fight the need to Shift work, long distance travel and irregular working hours all cause sleep loss. This can cause symptoms almost as severe Many people pay little interest to their sleep problem until it as those involved in sleep deprivation. The costs to employers affects other aspects of their life. Although insomnia is a major can be seen in an increase in absenteeism, loss of productivity concern, few take long term action to improve their problem. Sleeping pills are only suitable for short term relief in severe Although few people will suffer from real sleep deprivation, or cases, yet doctors still hand these out on a daily basis. knowingly interfere with anyone’s right to sleep, it is important to acknowledge how work and relationships affect all aspects Responsibility
of life. It is important to take responsibility for your own sleep There are many ways to help improve sleep. Sleep Hygiene is needs, and encouraging others to respect your right to a the term given to improving the environment, and preparing the mind and body for sleep. There are many things that affect how well we sleep. Taking control of sleep means restricting the ‘sleep stoppers’ such as caffeine and alcohol, and increasing the ‘sleep helpers’ which include certain foods, relaxation techniques and adopting routines that encourage sleep. HEALTH PROMOTION

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