What’s the difference between lack of sleep and sleep deprivation? Sleep deprivation is when a person does not get enough sleep to feel awake and alert, the result of lack of sleep. In general, young adults and children are more vulnerable to a shortage of sleep, than adults. But how little sleep is needed to feel sleep deprived varies from person to person. Occasional sleep interruptions are normally nothing to worry about. But can lead to more serious effects if they persist for a longer time. Sleep loss alters the normal functioning of attention and can lead to the inability to focus. Deadly when, for example, driving a car. making sure you get enough high-quality sleep is crucial to feeling good, and to staying safe.
Having allergies simply has a severe impact on sleep and those who already suffer from a sleep disorder or sleep related condition are particularly vulnerable. We cover the impact allergies can have on your sleep and walk you through best practices for bedtime whilst coping with allergies.
Many people believe that they can function well even without enough sleep, but the truth is, sleep deprivation can have serious consequences on our physical and mental health from the first hour of missed sleep.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the effects of sleep deprivation on work performance, the industries and professions that have most at stake when it comes to sleep debt and how you can contribute to change at work if you notice the signs of sleep deprivation.