Insufficient sleep is has become a prevalent health problem. Lack of restorative sleep can affect learning, memory and mood. It causes thinking processes to slow down which can lead to greater difficulty with decision making, confusion, irritability and depression, and slowed reaction time.
Your physical health is affected because poor sleep can trigger stress responses that compromise your immune system, speed up the aging process, and make you crave foods that are higher in fat and carbohydrates leading to weight gain. Habitual lack of sleep can also increase your risk for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
The solution can be found by learning about what normal sleep looks like and understanding the causes of poor sleep. You can find successful strategies to enhance your sleep with the help and support of your Wellness Coach.