The Importance of Sleep Quality

Dec 29, 2016 | Anxiety+Stress, Blog, Health, Sleep Tips

Sleep quality impacts health

sleep qualityQuality sleep – a deep sleep without disruption – is necessary to keep you healthy and safe. Like nutrition and exercise, sleep is necessary for overall health. Poor sleep quality is typically marked by waking up during the night, inability to fall asleep, and tiredness during the day.

Sleep quality differs for individuals, as one study published in Sleep found. Although the quality of sleep may be different for each person, the importance of a good night’s sleep is important for all people – short term and long term. Read about the symptoms of sleep deprivation in Somnology’s SleepTalk blog to see if you are currently suffering from lack of sleep.

Sleep quality impacts your health – physical and mental. Physically, poor sleep increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Poor sleep also weakens your immune system, too. One study found that men and women who slept less than seven hours were almost three times more likely to develop a cold than those who slept eight hours or more.

Sleep is necessary for concentration, performance, and productivity. It is typical for employees to make more mistakes on the job after a night of poor sleep. Poor sleep is also linked to depression. Mental health also suffers from lack of sleep. An estimated 90 percent of patients with depression complain about sleep quality and those who suffer from sleep disorders also typically complain about feelings of depression.

Luckily there are ways to help improve the quality of your sleep and take an active role to protect your health. If you’re interested in improving the quality of sleep, Somnology can help. Check out Somnology’s App SomnologyMobileDoc and the Plex® Sleep Scanner to track your sleep and learn how to make improvements. You can also read our blog for tips on how to get a better night’s sleep without taking sleep aids.