Negative 40 Winks: 10 Facts About Sleep Deprivation

November 11, 2015
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

Hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity-just a few of the chronic ills that affect persons with sleep insufficiency. Catch up on your sleep facts and figures in these 10 slides.

“I slept like a baby-I woke up every 2 hours and cried” is a popular joke, but the consequences of poor and inadequate sleep are not a laughing matter. About 50 to 70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder, says the CDC, and sleep deprivation is a growing public health issue. Persons with sleep insufficiency are more likely to have chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity-and a variety of other health problems, including cancer and increased mortality. And, quality of life and productivity are diminished.Click through the slides above for a fast refresher on some key facts about sleep and sleep deprivation and then share them with your patients.

References:

1. A Nation in Need of a Good Night’s Sleep

2. Pain Widens Sleep Gap

3. Obesity Weighs Heavily on Sleep Apnea

4. Short Sleep Duration Affects Insulin Sensitivity, Diabetes

5. Mood Killers: Sleep Interruptions Worse Than Reduced Sleep

6. Epilepsy Seizures Linked to Sleep or Awakening

7. Driving Under the Influence of Sleep Deprivation

8. Guidelines to Avoid Health Risks, Recover From Sleep Debt

9. Don’t Sleep on Sleep Hygiene

10. Practicing “Traditional” Sleep Medicine: Natural Environment