Sleep, exercise and healthy eating are the corner stones of leading a healthy life. Missing out on sleep or having a sleep disorder that robs you of good quality sleep can have serious short and long-term health consequences. Poor sleep can result in memory and mood disturbance and lead to day-time sleepiness, poor concentration and accidents. In the long-term chronic sleep deprivation may contribute to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Sleep disorders are varied and can affect anyone at any time. Please click on the links for more information.
Do I have a sleep problem?
- Am I allowing sufficient time for sleep? - Assess your sleep needs
- Am I excessively sleepy in the day-time - Epworth Sleepiness Scale
What can I do to prevent or alleviate sleep problems:
Good Sleep Habits
What can I do about Snoring and sleep apnoea?
How do I get more sleep?
If you are experiencing sleep problems that are not responding to self-help measures, speak to your doctor. More formal diagnosis and treatment from a sleep specialist may help resolve the problem.
For more information on sleep disorders, their diagnosis and treatment visit our Sleep disorders associated with other conditions page, browse through the fact sheets on the Sleep Health Foundation website or visit the Harvard Healthy Sleep website.