Sleep is something that, regretfully, doesn’t get the same level of attention, funding and support as other health issues such as diet, exercise and mental health. Yet, poor sleep can be the catalyst to all these other health conditions.
To encourage support and understanding of sleep disorders in Australia, the Sleep Health Foundation asked Lifebuoy Video to profile ordinary Australians living with a complex variety of debilitating sleep disorders. This included Narcolepsy which makes healthy people feel sleepy throughout the day, cataplexy which causes it’s victim to become paralysed when experiencing strong emotions, parasomnia which can include talking, nightmares and body actions during sleep, insomnia where people are unable to fall asleep and stay asleep, idiopathic hypersomnia or excessive daytime sleepiness, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) where the walls of the throat are partially obstructed during sleep and how shift work for health and emergency workers continues to be such an obstacle to healthy sleep.
Below are 2 stories which will be launched in the coming weeks on the SHF website and associated socials.