Sleep. You don't really appreciate it until you become a shift worker or a parent which is practically the same thing without pay right? Clocking in some quality shut eye is one of the best things you can do for your body because while you're sleeping, your body finally has some time to restore, heal and rejuvenate.
If you've ever had a bad night, or stayed up all night, you know that the next day is going to be struggle.
A CQ University study into the sleep patterns of Australians surveyed thousands of Aussies on their night time habits. It revealed that 96 percent of respondents woke feeling tired and almost 40 percent of them had fallen asleep at their desk or during a meeting.
According to the Sleep Foundation 18 per cent of adults regularly sleep less than six hours per night and 20 percent suffer chronically from poor sleep, half of these from a sleep disorder and the remainder from poor sleep habits
According to Professor David Hillman, President, Sleep Health Foundation, at least nine per cent of serious road crashes are due to fatigue, equaling to 25,920 injuries per annum with associated costs of $277,912.00 per accident. In the workplace there are currently 9,584 fatigue related injuries per annum, each costing $131,912.00.
I'm sure if there was a study on sleep deprivation and divorce rates, there would be some relationship there too.
There are a few things you can do to ensure you're getting the most out of your sleep however.
If you suffer from a sleep disorder (or you have kids) you are not alone. According to the Sleep Health Foundation 1.5 million Australian adults now suffer from sleep disorders. with one in three regularly having difficulty either getting to sleep or staying asleep. Chronic sleep disorders can be frustrating, debilitating and may even lead to other health problems. While there are plenty of medical options available to treat sleep disorders, the best are always found in nature. Here are 15 natural remedies to help you get some solid shut eye.
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