World Sleep Day! The importance of sleep with correct positioning
Friday, 16th March is 2018 World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.
It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
Medifab's extensive range of 'Around the Clock' Sleep System solutions provide for prevention of asymmetries & decreased risks of destructive postures, through correct lying positioning. View Medifab's Sleep Resource Library or our Sleep System Resources for Families. Available ranges of sleep systems include:
2018 Slogan of World Sleep Day: Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life
The above slogan is intended to emphasize the importance of circadian rhythms in healthy sleep, and inspired by the recent Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine assigned to three researchers who have dedicated their studies to circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms refer to cyclic events within the body such as rhythms in hormones, body temperature and alertness levels. Biological clocks from within the body produce circadian rhythms, but environmental factors such as sunlight also affect them. Preserving regular circadian rhythms have been found to lower the risk of sleep disorders, mental health disorders and chronic health issues such as obesity and diabetes.
- Sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
- There are close to 100 disorders of sleep, but most are modifiable and manageable with the help of sleep specialists.
- Individuals who get an entire night’s sleep without any interruptions experience lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses.
Contact Medifab if someone you know would benefit from a sleep system for improved lying positioning.