Good sleep good health brochure
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Some sleep problems require professional help, but trying the Tips for Good Sleep could help.
Sleep is an important biological function, essential for good health and wellbeing. During sleep the brain and body rest and recover.
Without sufficient sleep we are more likely to have problems with thinking, concentration, memory, mood and reaction times all of which impact on ability to perform daily tasks and increases risks of mistakes and accidents. Sleep problems due to sleep disordered breathing such as; Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Insomnia, shift work or modern lifestyles are known to be associated with increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. The relationship between sleep and health problems is often bi-directional.
Asking about sleep should be a key part of any health assessment.
This information has been developed by SA Health and The University of Adelaide