Of course it is!

Do you or your loved ones experience sleeping problems such as insomnia, snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea, excessive daytime sleepiness or disturbed sleep?

You may think that these are minor problems everyone experiences. On average, we spend one third of our lives in slumberland. For something that we do naturally for one third of our lives, we know surprisingly little about it.

Is it the mattress? Is it the stress? Is it the environment? Can it be solved? Where I can get treatment?....

There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. How many hours of sleep is ideal for the body? Napoleon, Florence Nightingale and Margaret Thatcher got by on four hours a night. Even animals require varied amounts of sleep: A Python needs 18 hrs while a Giraffe 1.9 hr.

At what point does sleeplessness becomes a sleep disorder requiring treatment? What happens when we are deprived of sleep? What happens when we sleep? Do children need more or less sleep? Do their sleeping requirement change as they grow?

Insomnia and sleeping too little are practically epidemic in modern societies and especially Singapore. Many of us are guilty of sacrificing our sleep for a myriad of seemingly compelling reasons.

The Singapore Sleep Awareness Week 2010 is conceptualised with the intention of helping Singapore sleep better.