EDUCATION TOPICS QUICK GUIDE
|UNDERSTANDING CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS [dedicated page forthcoming summer 2018]||GLOSSARY OF COMMON SLEEP TERMS [forthcoming late summer 2018]||THE ARCHITECTURE & PROCESS OF SLEEP [forthcoming summer 2018]|
|MEASURING SLEEP QUALITY &|
QUANTITY [forthcoming summer 2018]
|SLEEP DEPRIVATION & DEBT [dedicated page forthcoming summer 2018]||THE HISTORY OF SLEEP MEDICINE (new!)|
The most critical issues surrounding sleep today
The major sleep health organizations in the US recognize that untreated sleep illness and chronic sleep loss have a cumulative impact on nearly every key public health indicator and increase the risk of:
- physical health problems
- mental health problems
- premature death
- chronic illness
- workplace problems
- relationship problems
KNOWING WHEN TO GET HELP
Do these statements sound familiar?
I can fall asleep but I can’t stay asleep.
I can’t fall asleep.
I fall asleep and stay asleep, but when I wake up, I’m still extremely tired.
These are all problems that point to an imbalance in your physical well being. When sleep is interrupted or no longer refreshes you, even when you have long periods of uninterrupted sleep, it’s important to find out why.
These kinds of sleep problems can lead to systemic, chronic health problems later. The good news is that once diagnosed, they are easily treated.