Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
How Wool Can Provide the Healthy Rest You Need
Sleep is necessary for all humans to stay healthy, yet countless adults and children suffer from sleep deprivation. This may be due to insomnia, lifestyle, or temporary factors. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, you need to be aware of the health consequences. Learn about sleep deprivation from The Wool Bed CompanyTM and learn how our wool sleep systems can help you get the rest you need.
Sleep Deprivation in Adults
Anything from temporary stress at work to medical disorders can cause insomnia in adults. There are many signs of sleep deprivation in adults. Common symptoms include:
Frequently missing out on sleep can have deadly consequences for adults. In fact, missing out on sleep can have as much of an effect on your mental faculties as drinking alcohol. Many car accidents have been caused because someone was so tired they fell asleep behind the wheel.
Sleep Deprivation in Kids
Children who fail to get enough sleep can encounter many health problems in the long and short-term. Kids need more sleep than adults to stay healthy, so it is very important they get a full 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
Other symptoms include:
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Stunted growth
- Poor school performance
- Impaired judgement
- Weakened immune system
Children who experience sleep deprivation often have an underlying sleep disorder like apnea. It’s important to see a doctor if you suspect your child has insomnia or another condition causing their sleep problems.
Making Up Sleep
Unfortunately, making up sleep is incredibly difficult the older you are. Sleeping in on a Saturday won’t make up for the hours you missed earlier in the week. Keep that in mind before pulling an all-nighter to binge your favorite TV show or play a new video game.
When you experience sleep deprivation, you need to have a great mattress and bedding set to encourage a full night of sleep. Wool mattresses from The Wool Bed CompanyTM promote healthy, non-toxic sleep. Our mattresses are made with all-natural wool, organic cotton sheets, and never exposed to harsh chemicals.
Get a great night sleep and start recovering from your sleep deprivation. Use wool bedding!