“WHEN SLEEP IS SOUND, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ABOUND”
Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help. Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population
The three elements of good quality sleep are:
A. Duration- The length of sleep should be sufficient for the sleeper to be rested and alert the following day.
B. Continuity- Sleep cycles should be seamless without interruption.
C. Depth- Sleep should be deep enough or sufficiently sound to be restorative and refreshing.
A recent American study on sleep shows(correlates well with world statstics)
Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night
Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs
84 classifications of sleep disorders exist
20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year
1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives
Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness
Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder
Sleep Apnea Statistics
Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea
An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed
Over 50% of all apnea cases are diagnosed in people aged 40 and over
More prevalent in men than women
4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea
2 to 4% of middle-aged women suffer from apnea
Affects as many as 200,000 Americans
Fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed
8 to 12% have a close relative with the disease
Affects men slightly more than women
20 to 25% of people with narcolepsy have all four symptoms
(excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, hallucinations)
Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics
Affects as many as 10% of Americans
Can begin at an early age and worsens with age
Pregnancy or hormonal changes can temporarily worsen this disorder
Children & Sleep Statistics
Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders
Estimated that 30 to 40% of children to not sleep enough
Children require an average of 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night
Women & Sleep Statistics
Women are twice as likely as men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep
Pregnancy can worsen sleep patterns
Menopause and hormone changes cause changes in sleep
Older Adult Statistics
Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep
Those over 65 make up about 13% of the US population, but consume over 30% ofprescription drug and 40% of sleeping pills
10 COMMANDMENTS OF SLEEP HYGIENE
1. Set a consistent bed time and an awakening time.
2. If you are in the habit of taking naps, try not to exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep.
3. Avoid excessive alcohol ingestion four hours before bedtime and do not smoke.
4. Avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime. This includes coffee, tea and sodas, as well as chocolate.
5. Avoid heavy, spicy or sugary foods four hours before bedtime. A light snack before bed is acceptable.
6. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed.
7. Use comfortable bedding.
8. Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated.
9. Block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.
10. Reserve the bed for sleep. Don’t use the bedroom as an office, workroom or recreation room
IMH SLEEP CLINIC(MIND WELLNESS CLINIC)
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Mind Wellness Department
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