Lack of Sleep

One ‘good night’s sleep’ is not enough. A Good Night’s Sleep is the product of night after night of undisturbed, uninterrupted sleep with a duration of around eight hours in a bed that provides adequate comfort, support and space. And what matters is how you feel in the morning. If you wake up full of renewed energy, you’ve had ‘a good night’s sleep.’

There is no formula for working out how much sleep is enough for you. Expecting all people to need the same amount of rest would be as absurd as expecting them to eat the same amount of food every day. Each of us seems to have a sleep ‘appetite’ that is as much a part of our genetic programming as hair, height or skin tone. Normal sleep times range from five to ten hours; the average is 7 1/2. Only about 2% can get by with just five hours; another 2% needs twice that amount.

So how much sleep do you need?

To work that out, keep your wake-up time the same every morning and vary your bedtimes. Are you groggy after six hours of shut-eye? Does an extra hour give you more stamina? Does an extra two hours make any difference? Too much time in bed can make some people feel sluggish, so don’t assume that more is better. Listen to your body’s signals and adjust your sleep schedule to suit them.

What happens when you don’t get the rest you need?

The first casualty of too little sleep is your smile. Weariness breeds irritability and depression. Sleepy people mope instead of cope, snap at co-workers, complain about anything and everything. Whilst everyone around them may be laughing, they’re yawning.

But bad moods aren’t the only consequence of bad nights. Without adequate sleep, people can’t perform at their peak. Every half an hour less sleep than usual can impair the way you feel and function the next day. The more sleep you lose, the more you suffer.

According to a recent study, one sleepless night sabotages creativity and coping skills. Without sleep, the “walking wounded” are less spontaneous, flexible and original. Unable to break out of intellectual ruts or come up with a fresh perspective, they become rigid, stick to tried-and-tested approaches to problems and can’t deal with unfamiliar situations. If they concentrate hard enough, they can perform routine tasks or well-known, well defined emergencies-unless they lose a second night of sleep. Then even performance of mundane or familiar chores suffers.

The effect of snoring on sleep

Your sleep can, of course, be affected by snoring. The snorer’s noise will affect his or her own quality of sleep and also the sleep of others in the household. For snorers and their families it is vital for everyone’s wellbeing to find a way to stop snoring. A snoring mouthpiece such as SnorBan® is now known to be very effective for snorer’s who snore through the mouth. Mouthpieces like SnorBan® are the most usual anti-snoring device prescribed by sleep clinics.

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