Sleep deprivation still a problem in work-oriented, fast-paced Singapore

Experts say inadequate sleep can lead to health complications and impaired cognitive abilities in the long run.
Experts say inadequate sleep can lead to health complications and impaired cognitive abilities in the long run.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

No sign that problem will go away in work-oriented, fast-paced Singapore

Getting a good snooze seems to be a difficult thing to achieve in over-achieving Singapore.

It is not for lack of awareness - most adults know that they should be clocking at least seven hours of sleep daily, and that a long-term sleep deficit can be bad for health.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Sleep-deprived but still sleeping on it'. Print Edition | Subscribe