How many days a week do you lie in bed as your alarm goes off, thinking "Please just let me sleep for a few more minutes?"
There was a period in my life when that was me, seven mornings a week. That feeling would sometimes linger into my second cup of coffee, then return with a vengeance in the early afternoon. I can't tell you how good it feels to have those days behind me.
Sleep deprivation is common, with about 1 in 3 North American adults not getting the recommended seven hours (minimum) of sleep each night. When you're sleep deprived, you can't function at your best, and you may feel tired, have difficulty concentrating and remembering, struggle with emotions, and be at a greater risk for chronic diseases.
Sleep deprivation doesn't generally happen without signs, and it's probably pretty clear that you're not getting enough sleep. But the good news is there are options for improving your sleep quality and avoiding sleep deprivation.
Deeper more rejuvenating sleep is probably the most common feedback from our clients after experiencing the Omnium1 and iMRS Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) systems. Resetting your circadian rhythm can be a difficult, frustrating process. However when it comes to sleep, PEMFs and a healthy diet are only part of the picture.
We recently caught up with Amy Highland, a sleep expert at SleepHelp.org to chat about the benefits of a good nights sleep. Here’s what she had to say:
SIGNS OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION
Feeling tired or irritable, experiencing difficulty concentrating, and other common signs of sleep deprivation could indicate you have trouble with getting enough sleep. These are common signs of insufficient sleep:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE SLEEP DEPRIVED
When you're sleep deprived, your overall wellness suffers. It's tough to feel your best when you aren't giving your body the rest it needs. Sleep deprivation may result in issues including:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SLEEP DEPRIVED
If you're sleep deprived, the obvious answer is to get more sleep. But that's often easier said than done. Try these tips to improve your sleep quality and reduce your risk of sleep deprivation:
Are you sleep deprived? You're probably showing telltale signs of tiredness and fatigue, and suffering as a result. Take action to improve your sleep health and get the rest you need to feel and function at your best.