Restful and adequate sleep provides the foundation for optimal occupational performance, participation and engagement in everyday life.
Sleep insufficiency , defined as not obtaining restoritive sleep, is a public health problem (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2015) that is linked to car crashes, industrial accidents, increased health care utilisation, and decreased work productivity. Sleep insufficiency is also linked to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depresion and obesity, along with cancer, early mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.
Occupational Therapist use knowledge of sleep physiology, sleep disorders, and evidence-based sleep promotion practices to evaluate and address the ramifications of sleep insufficiency or sleep disorders on occupational performance and participation.
At Full Potential we work with individuals to create behavioural or environmental changes that can facilitate effective sleep habits and routines, providing a foundation for effectively participateing in valued activities.