World Sleep Day...are you getting a good night's sleep
Published Friday, March 15, 2019 4:59PM EDT
Today is *World Sleep Day.*
The annual event aims to celebrate and emphasize the importance of healthy sleep.
And, health officials say not sleeping properly can lead to all kinds of issues.
When your alarm went off this morning did you feel wide awake or did you want to go back to sleep?
Sudburians were asked Friday about their sleep.
" I always get a good night’s sleep, and I usually read before i go to bed which tends to put me to sleep and I probably sleep 8 to 10 hours."
"I would love to have a sleep like other people. I don't know if it's a five hour six hour sleep, but i don't have that. I wake up maybe every one hour two hours."
According to Public Health Sudbury and Districts, the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
"45% of our global population have identified that they are having sleep problems," said Carol Craig of Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
Craig says people need to make sure they have good "sleep hygiene."
"Being active during the day, avoiding stimulants like caffeine or alcohol prior to going to bed. Making sure that your sleep environment is conducive to good sleep hygiene. So, light. What level of light is in the room? The temperature, your mattress, your pillow... the sounds that are around wherever you sleep. Another component are the screens. All types of screens admit a blue light that trick our brain into thinking we're supposed to be awake," said Craig.
if you've tried all of these things to get a good night’s sleep with no success, Craig says it may be time to see your health care provider. Things like you cell phone might not be the issue, but rather......a sleep disorder like insomnia or sleep apnea.