What is a good night’s sleep? Is 8 hours enough? Or is it too much? Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Do you feel sleepy all day? Are you keeping an eye out for the coffee IV system? If you have sleep issues read on……
There are sleep recommendations the CDC suggests adults should get about 8 hours, adolescents 9 hours, early adolescents 10 hours, and children is 11 hours.
Sleep is one of those things we all need, right along with food and water. In fact we need it to survive. Did you know that sleep deprivation is a technique used to get confessions and to torture prisoners?
Without sleep we begin to experience psychosis, paranoia, mood swings, and believe it or not financial issues.
Short term effects include:
If it can be used as a torture devise why would you use it against yourself?
Here are some ways to get you to improve your sleep:
Shannon Shadman, LPC, MSMHC, NCC, M.Ed.