Sleep deprivation is caused by consistent lack of sleep or reduced quality of sleep. If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — groggy, grumpy and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep does more than make you feel tired and cranky.
The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real.
It drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk. Science has linked poor sleep with a number of health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system. Your body needs sleep, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. During sleep, your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. Your brain forges new thought connections and helps memory retention.
Without enough sleep, your brain and body systems won’t function normally. Sleep problems can be caused by so many factors making it difficult (and expensive) to figure out. We are here to help! With our SHAPE Program, we address the major underlying causes of sleep issues: pH, stress, detoxification, digestion, immunity and inflammation.”