Stress is an all too familiar part of life in Singapore. According to the 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey, a staggering 92 per cent of working Singaporeans reported feeling stressed at work, highlighting the prevalence of stress in today’s society.
Have you ever wondered why we need sleep? Is there a primary function of sleep? Or does sleep serve many functions?
In modern society today, most people do not get enough rest. We can stay up all night to work, study, or have fun and neglect sleep. However, most people do not know that a lack of rest, especially on a regular basis; can have many short-term and long-term consequences/effects.
Do you struggle to fall asleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for hours, anxiously waiting to fall asleep?
What is Insomnia?
The word “insomnia’ originates from the Latin “in” (no) and “somnus” (sleep). Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised as having difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.
Insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping, therefore having chronic insomnia might contribute to health problems. If you feel drowsy and tired during the day even though you slept for 8 hours, you may be experiencing insomnia.