Clinic Locations

Woolcock Sleep Clinic
Phone: (02) 9114 0000
Address: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037 Email: reception@woolcock.org.au
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Phone: (02) 9515 6655
Address: Level 11, Main Block, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050
Integrated Sleep Health
Phone: (02) 9238 2209
Address: MLC Building, Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place, NSW, Sydney, 2000 Email: info@isleephealth.com.au

Professor Ron Grunstein

Professor of Sleep Medicine

MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

Chronic Sleep Deprivation

Symptoms of chronic sleep-deprivation manifest when an individual regularly does not achieve enough sleep (usually 7 and 8 hours per night). This interferes with good health and optimal brain function. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is a common and dangerous entity in today’s modern society.

Sleep deprivation can occur voluntarily (such as from working two or more jobs, shift-work, a busy life and family commitments), or secondary to a primary sleep disorder that causes wakefulness or chronic sleep disruption (such as from pain, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder). Whatever the cause, sleep-deprivation has detrimental effects on the mind.

Sleep deprivation means insufficient sleep; although common in modern society, sleep deprivation has significant consequences on health and well-being.

A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain.

A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain.