A Wise Person Once Said: “If You Love Someone, Let Them Sleep.” Why Is Sleep SO Important?

We hope your enjoying March! – which just so happens to coincide nicely with Sleep Awareness Week (March 13-19th).

If you’re wondering, “Why is there a week dedicated to sleep”? The answer is a simple one:


1. Sleep is an Essential Function

Without adequate sleep, your brain simply cannot function properly.

This has a trickle-down effect; whereby other body functions and parts of your daily life won’t function as efficiently either.

Sleep is also the time where lots of exciting things happen; cortisol levels lower, energy is restored, your nervous system relaxes, and hormones are released to stimulate cellular repair.

In a sense, our body undergoes a sort of “healing process” (muscle repair, tissue growth, etc.) – but we need good quality, adequate sleep for that to happen!

2. Sleepy Side Effects

If you’re constantly tired, you will be more prone to:

3. More Serious Health Issues

We’re not here to fearmonger, but the truth is, consistent tiredness/lack of sleep (aka chronic sleep deprivation) can lead to a higher risk for medical conditions like:

The good news is these risks can be reduced significantly with a few healthy habits.

Here are some helpful tips to try and follow in your daily life:

If after you try the above, you still wake up feeling tired, low on energy, it’s time to take further action.

Why? Because it may signal a sleep related issue like sleep apnoea, where early intervention is important and often life changing to your health.

Western CPAP can help! A sleep study can determine what might be causing you grief when you are asleep, or a CPAP trial can help you breathe a little easier and awaken at your bestClick here for more information on our sleep studies.

Call 08 6186 6636 to ask any questions or make an appointment!

Until next time, take care,


Brett Lukatelich

Rockingham CPAP