Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Ensuring adequate sleep is key to safeguard our health and well-being and contributes to us feeling happy and productive. Despite this, it is estimated that many New Zealander’s are not getting enough sleep. Things like work obligations, poor sleep hygiene, sleep disorders and lifestyle choices are causing many people to feel sleep deprived.
Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation
The most common symptom of sleep deprivation is feeling tired throughout the day. Other symptoms of sleep deprivation include:
· Forgetfulness and memory loss
· Reduced attention span
· Low energy
· Mood changes
· Impaired decision making
Symptoms will vary depending on the severity of sleep deprivation. The symptoms can also be masked by caffeine, so ensure you note how you are feeling when you aren’t drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages.
At Sealy, we believe that sleep hygiene is an essential for your overall health and well-being. A high quality, comfortable mattress is the first step towards a great night’s sleep. If you think a Sealy bed might be what you need to improve your sleep, check out our bed selector to find your perfect Sealy match.