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It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australians suffer some form of sleep problem1. So how do you know if you’re getting the right amount of sleep? The amount of sleep adults need to feel refreshed and alert the next day varies – ranging from less than 6 to more than 9 hours2
If you have problems with staying asleep, getting to asleep or waking up too early and you’re not at your best the next day, you might have a problem with sleep. When we sleep, not only does the body release the proteins we need for growth and repair, the parts of our brain that control our emotions power down and rest3, so it’s important we learn what causes sleep problems and how to spot them.
Sleep is important to your emotional and physical wellbeing4 so it’s important that you watch out for some of the signs you’re not getting enough. Things to look out for are:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to try to fix your sleeping problems. To see how you fair in the sleep department take the sleep debt check here or click here for remedies to improve your chances of a good night’s sleep. If this condition continues, see your healthcare professional.