Did you sleep terribly last night? Maybe you were thinking about that first-thing meeting with your boss, binge-watching Crash Landing on You or whatever.
Dr Lim Li Ling of Singapore Neurology & Sleep Centre, Gleneagles Medical Centre and President of the Singapore Sleep Society says that as we age, we become more prone to sleep distrbances. This is because there’s a natural decline in sleep quality with age, as well as medications interfering with our sleep patterns.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need between seven and nine hours a night, children need more (a survey by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) found that 37.5 per cent of six- to nine-year-olds show signs of sleep deprivation), and newly born babies to three year-olds require up to 17 hours a day.
These days, most people know how to prep for good night’s rest, but how do you get through the day after no sleep, without slumping over your keyboard or looking like a crazy on coffee overload? Follow these steps.