aruke sleep products are here! the journey to self love starts with good sleep


Your Cart is Empty

  • Add description, images, menus and links to your mega menu

  • A column with no settings can be used as a spacer

  • Link to your collections, sales and even external links

  • Add up to five columns

  • When sleep deprivation becomes serious

    September 15, 2022 3 min read

    When sleep deprivation becomes serious

    Sleep deprivation

    Can sleep deprivation cause serious problems?

    “We have not been able to discover a single psychiatric condition in which sleep is normal” 

    Said Matt Walker, a Neuroscientist specializing in sleep studies, during an interview I watched recently. He went on to say 

    “And I think sleep has a profound story to tell in our understanding in our treatment, maybe even ultimately at some point, prevention of grave mental illness, and I don’t say that flippantly. Firstly, we’ve done some work, where you can take healthy individuals and you can deprive them of sleep for a single night, then you place them inside an MRI scanner and you look at how their brain has changed and what we find is that these deep emotional brain centres erupt when you are sleep deprived, you become a lot more emotionally reactive, impulsive. There’s s deep brain centre called the amygdala, which of the centerpiece regions of the generations of strong emotions, that part of the brain is up to 60% more reactive when you are sleep deprived relative to when you’ve had a good solid night of sleep.”

    As someone who has 3 small children who don't sleep during the night, this caught my attention, sleep deprivation is real in my house. This is a topic that is beginning to gain more and more attention, how our sleep affects our health, emotional, mental and physical state. 

    Sleep deprivation

    What Is Sleep Deprivation?

    Sleep deprivation is a general term used for someone who is getting an inadequate amount of quality or quantity sleep. According Healthline to Scientists have linked a number of issues arising for people not getting enough sleep,  from immune problems, weight gain and emotional regulation issues. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to anxiety and depression which can then escalate. Sleep deprivation can lead to short term and long term memory problems, lack of creativity, problem solving and lack of motivation and concentration. Sleep deprivation can not only impact your brain but can put you at risk of accidents, putting yourself and others at risk. Sleep deprivation may lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, due to the increase of blood pressure and chemicals linked to heart disease, and put you at risk of diabetes as sleep deprivation affects the body’s ability to release insulin. If this isn’t enough to get you to start thinking more about the seriousness of sleep deprivation, it can also affect your sex drive, in men this is due to the drop in testosterone levels.

    What causes sleep deprivation

    So, What Causes Sleep Deprivation?

    There are many causes of sleep deprivation, examples may include:

    • Caring for another person
    • Shift work
    • Chronic pain
    • Depression
    • Sleep apnea
    • An environment that is noisy
    • Substance abuse or misuse
    • Anxiety
    • Bruxism (Grinding of the teeth)
    • Schizophrenia 
    • Stress
    • Other medical conditions.
    Treatment for sleep deprivation

    Benefits Of Solving Sleep Deprivation

    • Stronger immune system.
    • Glowing, radiant skin.
    • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
    • Reduced risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease. 
    • Reduced stress and improved mood.
    • Think more clearly and increase performance at work or school. 
    • Enhanced relationships.
    • Regulated hormones.
    • Increased fertility 
    • Make good decisions and avoid injuries — for example, drowsy drivers cause thousands of car accidents every year
    sleep deprivation treatment

    Treatments For Sleep Deprivation

    While there are many treatments available, we encourage you to make habit of a nighttime routine. Do what you can to relax, this might look like some of the following:

    1. Meditation, there are great guided mediations for sleep on Youtube.

    2.  A hot/warm shower or bath with Epsom Salts

    3. Drinking a relaxing chamomile tea

    4. Reduce screen time, no phone/tablet/TV 1.5 hours prior to going to bed

    5. Get a comfortable set of pyjamas, we recommend this Pyjama Collection

    6. A Silk Sleep Mask, this will block out the light as well as keep away wrinkles that are caused by creasing your face against the pillow


    How much sleep do I need?

    How Much Sleep Do I Need?

    According to Medical News Today, the recommended amount of sleep is:


    Hours of sleep

    4–12 months

    12–16, including naps

    1–2 years

    11–14, including naps

    3–5 years

    10–13, including naps

    6–12 years


    13–18 years


    18–60 years

    7 or more

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.