Jefferson University Hospitals

Sleep Deprivation

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The stresses of everyday life can affect how well you sleep and often leave you feeling like you're not sleeping enough. For an expert diagnosis and proper treatment of sleep deprivation, the experienced sleep medicine specialists at Jefferson can help.

Sleep deprivation can be chronic or acute. Depending on the cause of your condition, our specialists will help you tailor a lifestyle that is most conducive for optimal sleep so you can overcome the effects of sleep deprivation.

Rated a Top Hospital for Sleep Disorders by Philadelphia magazine, the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center was the first such program in the Philadelphia area and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Getting A Good Night's Sleep

If you are having trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep, there are many ways to help you have a good night's rest:

  1. Your bedroom should be dark, quiet and comfortable. You should also reserve the bedroom for sleeping, not for watching TV or doing work.
  2. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekends.
  3. Avoid caffeine after lunchtime and avoid alcohol, eating and exercising a few hours before bedtime. These might lead to disruptions of your sleep.
  4. Don't take naps, unless you are a shift worker or narcoleptic.
  5. Don't sacrifice your sleep; make it a priority so that your body gets the rest it needs.