RFHS Front Page Slider
Everybody needs sleep; without it the body cannot function. Unfortunately, many sacrifice their sleep to keep up with their day-to-day activities and responsibilities. However, depriving the body of its needed amount of sleep can have major consequences, especially if it persists over a long period of time. These consequences extend beyond feeling sleepy during the day, but also affect one's physical, mental and emotional states. Sleep deprivation, a chronic lack of (or disrupted) sleep, may result in serious health complications such as cardivascular disease, stroke, or even death. Mentally, one may experience psychological disorders such as depression and be susceptible to suicidal thoughts and hallucinations. Lack of sleep also affects the cognitive functions of the brain (decision making, impulse control, and overall executive function) as well as the emotional state.
Check out the flyers below for more information on sleep deprivation, tips on how to get better sleep and what habits to avoid. Also check out the extra resources at the bottom of the page.
Check out these other resources for more information