A 2019 report released by the Sleep Health Foundation states that approximately one in five Australians are estimated to be affected by a major sleep disorders. And about 60% of the adult population regularly experience symptoms of difficulty sleeping or staying asleep.
Despite the fact that chronic sleep problems can lead to many physical and mental health issues, with the addition of accidents resulting to injury due to sleep deprivation and poor mental health, the report found that only a few Australians have reported sleep issues with their doctors.
On a different blog, we’ve covered the importance of sleep and found that regularly getting less than 7-8 hours can negatively impact both our athletic performance and general health. We often ask, so how much sleep do I need? The average person requires between 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night to function at best. Unfortunately, most of us are not hitting the target.