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There has been a lot of new sleep tests developed and research of late on just how much loss of sleep is affecting us. With a massive statistic of 1 in three people suffering from poor sleep, it is said to be one of the major contributors to illnesses in today’s society. While we are getting less and less sleep we are also getting more and more ill. Long nights at work or technology allowing us to work longer hours away from the office, stress of busier lives, and the harder we have to work are causing serious medical conditions in the population. Conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and poor mental health are shortening our life expectancies.

Sleep is really like a wonder drug

The research is showing just how important getting that extra bit of shut eye can be. Even companies like Google and Linked In are enhancing their work spaces with nap rooms as it is becoming more and more obvious that lack of sleep makes us less productive and more likely to take time off work due to other ill symptoms. Missing one night of sleep is not a problem but having regular sleepless nights starts to add up and fatigue sets in causing all sorts of effects including how productive you actually are while at work or during other important events. If you wake up feeling tired and wanting to have a nap at some stage during the day, most likely you are not getting enough sleep. It has been said that most people require around eight hours sleep, some a little more or less but still around the 8 hour mark.

When we sleep our bodies repair themselves, conserve energy, promote growth and detoxify. Our brain actually goes through some remarkable stages where around every 90 minutes we slip in to REM sleep where our brain is highly active but our body is in a kind of paralysis. This is when we dream. The rest of the time the brain drops its brain waves by about 40 to 50% allowing our brains to rest. Levels of adrenaline and corticosteroids drop and the body STARTS to produce human growth hormone (HGH) which by utilizing amino acids in the body, is responsible for growth in children and adolescents and regulating body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function.

Every tissue in the body renews faster during sleep than when awake. Melatonin is another hormone produced to help us sleep. Besides overworking yourself and having a busy life, conditions like sleep apnea or chronic illness also keep us awake. Getting a check-up with your physician or doing a sleep apnea test or sleep study at a sleep clinic are advised. Sleep is really like a wonder drug that is necessity in life and can boost your immunity, help you stay slim, prevents illness such as diabetes and heart disease, increases sex drive (yes those hormones are a working here too), increases fertility and promotes good mental health.

A Sleep Test at Home:-

Besides making yourself getting an extra few hours’ sleep, there is technology such as sleep apps and fit watches that can help you monitor your sleep and change your sleeping habits. There is even a sleep sensor you can place in your room at night that does the following:

• Measures your breathing and body movements throughout the night

• Analyzes light, noise and temperature levels in your bedroom

• Creates daily sleep scores and charts to help you understand your sleep pattern

• Delivers personalized feedback based on your sleep pattern, bedroom environment and daily habits

• Syncs seamlessly with your smartphone or tablet

If counting sheep is not working, test out some of these aids and get some shut eye. Sweet dreams!

Sleep Sensor