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Why is a good night's sleep important? Tips from Maine's Mid Coast Hospital

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The cost of a good night's sleeplessness is high.

Sleep deprivation is dangerous.

What happens when we're deprived of the restful sleep we need? We're less alert and attentive, more inclined to irritability and other mood problems that can make our relationships with family, friends and co-workers difficult. Our concentration and judgment suffer, our ability to perform even simple tasks declines, our productivity is sabotaged. Sleeplessness, whether it's the result of a sleep disorder or an overextended lifestyle, invites diminished quality of life and deteriorating health.

When we lose sleep or our sleep is poor, we also put ourselves and those around us at high risk for accidents. If we ignore our sleep needs and get behind the wheel of a car, lives may be at stake. It only takes a few seconds--just long enough for a tired body to steal a needed "micro-sleep"-- to run off the road or into an oncoming car.

Major industrial catastrophes such as the Three Mile Island incident have been attributed to human error that occurred during times when the body is at its sleepiest.

Learn more about sleep and the Mid Coast Sleep Disorders Center

 

 

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