Do your eyelids feel heavy during meetings? Do you need two or three cups of coffee just to make it through the day? Are you out cold before your head hits the pillow at night? These could all be signs of sleep deprivation, and you may not be working or playing at your full mental and physical capacity. For World Sleep Day 2014, Philips is committed to increasing the awareness of sleep as a powerful engine for all of our daily activities.
What does sleep power in your life? For some people, sleep powers physical activities like biking or running. For others, sleep powers work performance and critical thinking. Share your Sleep Power story with us below, and we’ll highlight some of our favorites throughout the year on this website or on our Facebook page.
"I am an avid runner and have finished six full marathons and a number of other races. I’m also a behavior analyst for children with autism. So for me, sleep powers both work and play. I definitely need a full night’s rest to be fully productive."
How are you sleeping? Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be robbing you of the sleep you need to power your health and productivity. If you think you might be at risk for sleep apnea, do something good for your health today by taking the sleep apnea risk assessment test. We also invite you to share the risk assessment test with loved ones who you think might be suffering from sleep apnea, so they can get the help they need to sleep better.
Snoring may be the sign of a potentially serious condition known as sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and decreased quality-of-life.
Visit our blog for general tips on getting a better night's sleep and specific information about living with sleep apnea.
To learn more about World Sleep Day activities taking place around the world, visit Philips' country-specific sites.