In today’s fast-paced world, many people don’t get enough sleep. Between work, homework, or plans with friends and family, it can be difficult to get to bed on time. Many people think that feeling tired is simply inconvenient, but there are actually many drawbacks to regularly not getting enough sleep. Sleep supports a healthy brain, heart, and immune system. If you experience sleep deficiency, an underlying sleep disorder could be the cause:
Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
Sleep can also help prevent or manage chronic issues including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. While the exact connection between specific health considerations and sleep can be complex, implementing health sleep habits supports overall well-being and can prevent direct and indirect issues from lack of sleep.
Some psychologists have expertise in sleep disorders and can work with you to address your sleep concerns and underlying issues.