Learn how to sleep better with these solutions and strategies
Sleep deprivation is a silent epidemic. Since the invention of the light bulb, we have been getting less sleep by prioritising work, school, socialising and screentime over the optimum amount of hours.
A lack of sleep and sleep disorders can lead to reduced productivity, road accidents and a range of health issues like depression and heart failure.
On this course, you will learn why sleep is important, how it works and how to break bad sleep habits. You will gain the knowledge and strategies to improve your own sleep and feel empowered to advocate for the sleep health of your community.
This course is ideal for anyone looking to improve their sleep quality.
This course is a Teach-Out from the University of Michigan. Teach-Outs are online courses that address important topics and allow people from all around the world to learn about them.
University of Michigan "Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategies" Teach-Out Team
This is a short course about sleep deprivation but I have learned three important things from the course and scientific information on the website. I usually suffer from the negative effects of sleep deprivation and are trying to avoid it in my life....
This is a short course about sleep deprivation but I have learned three important things from the course and scientific information on the website. I usually suffer from the negative effects of sleep deprivation and are trying to avoid it in my life.
The cost of sleep deprivation is high: sleep deprivation can cause laziness, fatigue, short temper, irritability, lack of focus, procrastination, bad decisions, higher risk of injury, and even obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Fortunately, sleep deprivation is preventable: There are many tips we can use to have enough sleep with better quality. The most direct solution is sticking to a strict bedtime routine each day. And there are many tips to help us stick to the routine. Positive things that we can try include a warm bath before bed, a short period of relaxation exercises like light yoga stretches, a piece of relaxation music, a "to do" list for the next day and so on. Negative things we'd better to avoid: coffee, tea or too much food before bed, vigorous exercise, mobile or desktop screens, etc.
This is a great Teach-out which helped me to understand different sleep patterns. Also, got to know about why sleep is important, how it works and how it indirectly impacts our health and lifestyle. The contents of this teach-out are also crisp and interesting.