Sleep snapshot: Do you sleep like a baby or struggle to get your shuteye?

Keeping your sleep gripes to yourself? Here’s your chance to get them off your chest.

Whether it’s noisy partners, crying infants, worries, medical problems or an addiction to your phone — if you’re 15 years or older, we want to know what’s sabotaging your sleep.

And telling us might just help us help you.

Along with diet and exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of good health.

Want to get more involved?

We’re also looking for four people to take part in a fun project in October, in which we’ll ask you to trial some techniques for improving your sleep.

You’ll also get to be involved in an episode of RN Life Matters in October.

If you’d like to take part, email us athealth@your.abc.net.au with your name, age and where you’re from.

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Lack of it can affect you in myriad ways, impacting your mood, memory, alertness, productivity, capacity to learn and ability to think clearly.

Then there’s the impact on your physical health — poor sleep can affect your weight and immune system, and some studies have found there’s a relationship between sleep deprivation and high blood pressure or heart disease.

Not only does missing out on vital sleep affect our health and happiness, it hurts the economy as well.

Figures suggest sleep problems cost the economy $3 billion a year!

So let’s start a conversation about sleep.

In October we’re going to zoom in on all things snooze-related, to get us all thinking about our sleep and how to improve it.

 

 

Referenced from abc.net.au