Sleep deprivation is the state of not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deficiency, meanwhile,
encompasses various factors including inadequate sleep, improper timing of sleep, total sleep
deprivation, insufficient types of sleep, and the presence of sleep disorders hindering proper

Given that sleep is a vital part of good health and well-being, it is crucial that sleep problems
are addressed effectively. Without a proper sleep hygiene, it can lead to problems like health
issues, accidents, less work done, and even a higher chance of dying.

To avoid these negative effects of sleep deprivation and deficiency, here are five ways to
improve one’s sleep habits.

  1. Identify a sleep schedule and stick to it.
  2. When setting a bedtime, make sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
  3. Incorporate exercise in your daily routine so that you fall asleep easier at night.
  4. Make sure the bedroom is optimal for sleep by keeping it dark, quiet, and devoid of
    distractions (e.g., electronic devices).
  5. Refrain from consuming alcohol, caffeine, or large meals close to bedtime.

Getting better sleep requires time and patience. But once one gets the hang of it, good health
and well-being are to follow.

Should one needs more help, don’t forget to contact your general practitioner or a sleep specialist to address your needs.

Sourceshttp://Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tips for Better Sleep National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency

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