Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

Course at a glance

  • 30 mins
  • English
  • 100% Pass Rate Required

About the course

This Dangers of Sleep Deprivation course is designed to wake people up to the importance of sleep. Humans spend around one third of their lives sleeping, and yet, we know very little about it. Scientists are only starting to understand why it is we sleep, but what we do know for sure is that sleep is very important.

The modules in this course explore why sleep is so important and provide learners with knowledge and techniques they can use to ensure they get a better night’s sleep. 

Key Insights

  • Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions. Should you be worried that your sleeping habits are affecting your health?
  • Your body clock provides a baseline for the best time to wake-up, the best time to concentrate, and the best time to go to sleep. Find out how your own body clock ticks. 
  • You sleep in cycles. Only in stage 5, rapid eye movement (REM) do you dream. Find out what happens in the other four stages. 
  • Are you being kept up at night by sleep stealers? Find out what they are and discover new techniques to get a good night’s sleep. 
  • Most of the time, tiredness is linked to mood, lifestyle and stresses in life. But it can be due to medical conditions, too. Take a closer look at the top ten sleep disorders. 
  • When we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate a sleep debt that can be difficult to ‘pay back’ if it becomes too big.
  • Naps can make you brainier, healthier, and safer. But to understand how you can nap best, you need to understand your body.
  • It’s thought 20% of road accidents are linked to driver fatigue. Find out how you can avoid becoming yet another tragic statistic. 

Who is it for?

Most of us are all too familiar with the effects of a poor night’s sleep, like being irritable or low on energy. But studies have shown the effects can be very serious indeed. So this course is for everyone. 

The topics covered may be particularly useful for employees who work shifts, drive as part of their work, or work unsociable or long hours. 

Course Format

To stop you dropping off during the sleep course, you can watch the full course, or if you are feeling sleepy, navigate to the topics that most interest you. 

The key points are explained using animated videos as well as interactive sections you can explore at your own pace. 

At the end of the course, you’ll find a short quiz. It’s designed to help you understand the key insights and takeaways from the topic.