What is insomnia?
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorders affecting Australians.
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty maintaining sleep
- Waking up too early
- Poor quality of sleep
More than 33% of the polulation have trouble falling or staying asleep.
Sleep plays a vital role in our physical and psychological wellbeing
Just one night of poor sleep can affect memory, judgement, eating patterns and mood and interfere with the normal circadian cycle of sleep.
Stress hormones affect the production of important sleep neurotransmitters, melatonin and GABA. A healthy stress response with an adequate wind-down period stimulates the production of Melatonin.
Restoring sleep cycle pattern may improve:
- Memory and concentration
- Healing and repair
- Energy levels
- Improved metabolism
- Insulin sensitivity
- Better mood
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
Here is 9 Tips for Sleep Hygiene!