Restful Sleep and Downtime

Restful Sleep & Downtime

Regular sleep, good quality sleep and the right amount of sleep, is vital for your brain function, your physical health, your emotional health, and your daytime productivity and performance.

Regular sleep, good quality sleep and the right amount of sleep, is vital for your brain function, your physical health, your emotional health, and your daytime productivity and performance.

I can’t sleep! Should I contact my medical doctor?Restful Sleep
March 30, 2020

I Can’t Sleep! Should I Contact My Medical Doctor?

The stress that chronic illness puts on the body can result in insomnia, sleep deprivation and daytime drowsiness. It is imperative that you understand whether your insomnia is habit-based or…
Understanding why you are having sleepless nights… and what to doRestful Sleep
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Understanding Why You Are Having Sleepless Nights… and What to Do

A Familiar Situation: You keep changing your position, trying to get comfortable. Blanket on, blanket off, too hot now too cold. Finally you fall asleep only to wake up at…
How to Obtain Sound Sleep without Sleeping PillsRestful Sleep
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How to Obtain Sound Sleep without Sleeping Pills

The secret of good nighttime rest lies in good daytime habits You woke up tired this morning. At work, you feel drowsy and have difficulty concentrating. Coffee is what has…
Understanding why you are having sleepless nights… and what to doRestful Sleep
March 30, 2020

Understanding Why You Are Having Sleepless Nights… and What to Do

A Familiar Situation: You keep changing your position, trying to get comfortable. Blanket on, blanket off, too hot now too cold. Finally you fall asleep only to wake up at…
I can’t sleep! Should I contact my medical doctor?Restful Sleep
March 30, 2020

I Can’t Sleep! Should I Contact My Medical Doctor?

The stress that chronic illness puts on the body can result in insomnia, sleep deprivation and daytime drowsiness. It is imperative that you understand whether your insomnia is habit-based or…
How to Obtain Sound Sleep without Sleeping PillsRestful Sleep
March 20, 2020

How to Obtain Sound Sleep without Sleeping Pills

The secret of good nighttime rest lies in good daytime habits You woke up tired this morning. At work, you feel drowsy and have difficulty concentrating. Coffee is what has…

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Restful Sleep & Downtime

When we sleep our body carries out many essential mental and physical repair processes. Regular sleep, good quality sleep and the right amount of sleep, is vital for your brain function, your physical health, your emotional health, and your daytime productivity and performance.

Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs when you are not getting enough sleep.

Sleep disruption, on the other hand, is a boarder term that encompasses the following:

  • Not getting enough sleep hours
  • Feeling sleepy at the wrong time of day (your body clock is out of sync)
  • Not sleeping well and not progressing through the different sleep stages that the body requires
  • Sleep disorders that prevent you from getting quality sleep – for example, sleep apnea
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following Brain Function / Wellbeing Limitations:

  • Difficulty learning and retaining information
  • Decreased ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Poor short term memory
  • Difficulty controlling your emotions and dealing with stress
  • Depression, suicide or high risk taking behaviours
  • Feeling Nervous or Anxious
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following Physical Health concerns:

  • Heart diseases – kidney disease – high blood pressure – diabetes – stroke
  • Obesity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune suppression
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Hormonal imbalance of cortisol, ghrelin and/or leptin
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following productivity and performance concerns:

  • Slow reaction times and more frequent mistakes
  • Increased illness
  • Strained relationships
  • Getting hurt or misjudging your spatial awareness
  • Low Motivation levels
  • Mistakes in work
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following Brain Function / Wellbeing Limitations:

  • Difficulty learning and retaining information
  • Decreased ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Poor short term memory
  • Difficulty controlling your emotions and dealing with stress
  • Depression, suicide or high risk taking behaviours 
  • Feeling Nervous or Anxious
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following Physical Health concerns:

  • Heart diseases – kidney disease – high blood pressure – diabetes – stroke
  • Obesity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune suppression
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Hormonal imbalance of cortisol, ghrelin and/or leptin
Restful Sleep & Downtime

Lack of sleep can contribute to the following productivity and performance concerns:

  • Slow reaction times and more frequent mistakes
  • Increased illness
  • Strained relationships
  • Getting hurt or misjudging your spatial awareness
  • Low Motivation levels
  • Mistakes in work

Are you getting enough sleep?

Take our restful sleep test to find out where you stand

Take the Test
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Cardio First or Weight Training First?

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Tips for Boosting Your Brain Power and Memory
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