I’ve never known exhaustion like right after having my daughter. You have a baby and then you have this little being that everything they need depends on you. You feed them, you change them and you have to do it every two hours at first. Then you have to do it every four hours or whatever it is that they need and sleep is impossible. I remember the first time she went four hours without needing to eat and with just four hours of solid sleep I felt human for the first time in months.
Kids make you smile and give you great joy and love but with that you’ll have plenty of sleepless nights; so it’s important to do what you need to get a good night’s sleep when you can. I’m working with Philips and trying to raise awareness on the importance of sleep and the important role sleep plays in powering everything that we do in honor of World Sleep Day, March 14, 2014.
World Sleep Day is organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). WASM aims to advance sleep health worldwide by promoting and encouraging education and research around the World, particularly in areas where the practice of sleep medicine is less developed.
It’s not only parents that go without sleep. My husband and my son both have sleep issues. They’ve both been through sleep studies and my heart just aches when I can’t do something for them. I have a huge support for Philips making a five year commitment to improve the lives of patients suffering from sleep disorders by creating awareness on the importance of healthy sleep.. Not sleeping takes a toll on you and I’ve seen it first hand.
What are ways you can get more sleep? In this infographic, Philips shares 7 tips to a more restful and refreshed you.
Philips has created the Sleep Quiz to score a person’s quality of sleep based on their answers to simple sleeping habits and health questions.. In 2013, Philips announced its pledge to screen one million people for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), over a period of five years in an effort to help OSA sufferers identify and combat the disorder. The company’s 2014 campaign for sleep awareness shows continued dedication to improving the lives of patients suffering from OSA or other serious sleep disorders and highlights how sleep powers all of our daily activities. The Sleep Quiz determines your risk level for OSA based on your answers to simple sleep habit and health questions. Those at high risk for OSA will be directed to follow up with their health care provider. I already knew that I actually get pretty good sleep, but my has borderline sleep apnea, which as a mother is pretty scary. My husband just has a major sleeping disorder and finding the right medication is very difficult. If you want to learn more be sure to follow the World Sleep Day 2014 conversation Socially:
I also have the quiz here on the infographic and one on-line here:
Please take the survey and find out why you’re not sleeping. And if needed go see a doctor. Sleep is so important and helps all aspects of your life.
Enter to Win:
Tell me what the results of your sleep quiz are
Use the rafflecopter