Sleep Awareness Week 1-8th October

Is your child’s sleep problem leading to on-going issues for your own sleep and health?

The Sleep Health Foundation in Australia is running a sleep awareness week this week, focusing on caffeine and sleep.

Did you know?

Caffeine promotes alertness by inhibiting chemicals in the brain that promote sleep.

Caffeine is absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream and reaches peak levels within 30-70 minutes.

Its effects can then last 3 to 7 hours, but it may take up to 24 hours to fully remove caffeine from the body.

Caffeine can impact on sleep in a number of ways:

It can be harder to go to sleep.

Your sleep may be lighter and you may wake up more often.

You have to go to the toilet more during the night.

The Sleep health Foundation are running a short survey on sleep habits and assessing an individual’s likelihood of having Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Worth taking if you feel you sleep enough hours but are never feeling refreshed and need that morning hit of caffeine before you can face the day! See their link below for more information.

Please contact your GP if you feel you, a partner or a child is suffering with sleep apnoea. Another excellent website is charity hope2sleep

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