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As I trawl around for topics that might be of passing interest to our residents I trip over acronyms all the time. As far as I am aware there is no one with TATT as a surname in Tarvin. However you may in fact be a TATT and not know it! One of the many disturbing side effects from being part of the Tarvin webteam is a perverse interest in acronyms. If I sent texts I might have an excuse but I don't use a mobile apart from that outdated concept of talking to someone.
Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for 'tired all the time'. As that "pointless" TV programme says "well done if you got that at home". You might be suffering from anaemia or an underactive thyroid or other underlying issues Many complain of feeling exhausted, even though they think they are sleeping well. At any given time, one in five people feels unusually tired, and one in 10 have prolonged fatigue, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Sleeping is the most widely reported psychological disorder in the UK, affecting 30% of the population

Lifestyle causes of tiredness
Tiredness can often be attributed to lifestyle factors, such as drinking too much alcohol, or having a bad diet. If you drink alcohol in the evening, it tends to wake you in the middle of the night. And if you drink a lot regularly, it can make you depressed and affect your sleep. A worry on all counts with the festive season approaching!

Insomnia?
Insomnia is defined as difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty staying asleep or having non-refreshing sleep. It means that these difficulties happen three or more times a week, they persist for at least a month, and can affect our ability to function properly during the day.

How many of these symptoms can you tick?

  • lying awake for a long time before falling asleep
  • waking up several times in the middle of the night
  • waking up early and not being able to get back to sleep
  • feeling tired and un-refreshed by sleep
  • inability to concentrate during the day
  • Irritability due to lack of sleep.

Much to my better half's annoyance I have never suffered from the first symptom but make up for it by double ticking several others.

How much sleep do we need?

Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep each night. Some people can feel perfectly rested with a lower amount. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is well known for needing only four hours of sleep a night.
Newborn babies can sleep for 16 hours a day, while school-age children need an average of 10 hours. Most people over 70 years old tend to be light sleepers and need less than six hours sleep a night.

Tarvinonline records data on how many people logon each hour ( of course we don't know who you are). I am amazed that even just before midnight residents are still logging on — I guess last thing before bed. Perhaps it helps send them to sleep!.