HOW DO I KNOW I NEED SLEEP COACHING?
You will know that you need sleep coaching if you are suffering from one or more of the below conditions:
Sleep Deprivation - a feeling of not having had enough sleep
Trouble falling asleep (taking more than 20 mins to sleep)
Troubled by waking up several times during the night
Waking up feeling tired and/or drowsy
Drowsy or sleepy through the day
Not getting deep sleep
Putting your alarm to snooze when it rings in the morning
DO YOU OFFER REMOTE CONSULTATIONS?
Yes, we do. Our courses and personalised 121s are available online. You can login from anywhere in the world to access us and our content.
If you would like to have a personal 121 where you can discuss privately and get help to overcome your troubling sleep issues, you can click in the relevant course under services.
WHAT IS SLEEP DEPRIVATION
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you could have sleep deprivation:
difficulty focusing and remembering
a reduced sex drive
Continued sleep deprivation could lead to:
WHY IS DEEP SLEEP IMPORTANT?
While a person needs all the stages of sleep, deep sleep is especially important for brain health and function.
Deep sleep helps the brain create and store new memories and improves its ability to collect and recall information.
This stage of sleep also helps the brain rest and recover from a day of thinking, allowing it to replenish energy in the form of glucose for the next day.
Deep sleep also plays a role in keeping the hormones balanced. The pituitary gland secretes human growth hormone during this stage, which helps tissues in the body grow and regenerate cells as well as repair the damaged ones.
Importantly, a person has to get enough deep sleep for these functions to take place. The amount of deep sleep that a person has will relate to how much overall sleep they get. Sleeping 7 to 9 hours is the recommendation for most adults, which will usually give the body plenty of time in the deeper states of sleep.
If the body does not get enough deep sleep one day, it will compensate the next time it can get sleep by quickly moving through the cycles to reach the deepest levels of sleep faster and stay there longer.
However, if the person regularly does not get enough deep sleep, this may start to affect the brain and create difficulty making new memories or retaining information.
Long-term issues with deep sleep may have an association with other conditions, such as heart disease or Alzheimer’s disease.