Everyone sleeps. As a fundamental activity, sleep consumes roughly one-third of our lifetimes and can overpower all other needs. Research on normal sleep led scientists to recognize sleep disorders including insomnia, or difficulty falling asleep, and sleep apnea, which causes breathing to stop for extended periods during sleep.
Due to our high-paced lifestyles, we lack the time to get the sleep we need. Sleep deprivation has measurable negative effects on physical and mental health. If you haven’t had a good night’s sleep, you’re likely to pay for it. If not addressed, the sleep debt you incur over time can result in serious physiological damage.
You should wake up refreshed in the morning without the use of an alarm clock and feel energetic all day.
It is not normal for a person to be sleepy at times when he or she expects to be awake. Sleep problems may be associated with an number of ailments including difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy and emotional instability. Sleep problems are extremely prevalent and can have serious consequences, such as drowsy driving or workplace accidents and errors. Lifestyle factors include not getting enough sleep, having an irregular sleep schedule, and using alcohol or certain medications. Of the more than 70 known sleep disorders, the most common are obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Large numbers of individuals suffering from these sleep disorders are unaware of and have not been diagnosed or treated for their disorder.