- Poor sleep is a major cause of lost productivity and increases the risk of accidents and other illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory failure.
- Two of the most common sleeping problems are insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Insomnia is a condition where you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep for long enough and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is a condition in which you stop breathing while you are asleep.
- If you think your poor sleep is due to a sleep disorder, see your healthcare provider for advice. There are treatments available.
- If you are experiencing the effects of poor sleep, great improvements can be made by making a few changes to your daily routine and habits.
A few tips for managing your sleep better are provided below or you can read about sleep in greater detail in our Te Kete Haerenga sleep resource and use a sleep tips tracker [PDF, 497 KB] to record your progress in working towards better sleep.
So you can be more energetic and productive during your waking hours, here is some information to help you sleep better at night.