The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deprivation & Its Consequences

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In the short term, a lack of sleep can leave us stressed and grumpy, unwilling, or unable to take on what is needed or expected of us.
A prolonged reduction in sleep, referred to as sleep deprivation, results in a range of physical and mental health conditions, damaging our ability to perform or experience wellness (Ly, 2024).
While poor sleep reduces employee effectiveness in most workplaces, it can cost lives in demanding and critical environments such as healthcare and emergency services (Wolkow et al., 2019).
This article explores what’s stopping us and our clients from getting the sleep we need, what harm it can do, and what treatments are available.
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