Sleep deprivation is a common sleep disorder that usually affects adults. We spoke to Steven Y. Park, M.D., board-certified otolaryngology surgeon and author of the book "Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired," for one approach to the medical problems you or your loved one may suffer from when trying to sleep.
If you think you might have sleep deprivation, use this as a reference point before getting personalized medical advice from your doctor or other accredited sleep expert. --Wendy Gould
Sleep deprivation results when you don't get enough sleep and are tired as a result. It can affect your quality of life, your health or your mood. Memory and executive function can be severely impaired. You'll also feel excessively tired or sleepy during the day.
Get Adequate Sleep
Set A Consistent Schedule
Take A Nap
Use Your Bed For Sleeping Only
Determine The Cause Of Poor Sleep
Steven Y. Park, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon and author of the book "Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired." In addition to serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the New York Medical College, Dr. Park is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
Have you ever suffered from a sleep disorder? What worked for you?