Sleep is one of the fundamental principles of a healthy lifestyle. During this time your body rests, repairs and restores itself, and your mind can process the day’s events and thoughts, preparing for what’s ahead the next day. Read on to find out what the research says why it’s so important to get sufficient sleep…
- Lack of sleep leads to an early death
- Lack of sleep causes weight gain
- Lack of sleep leads to depression
- Lack of sleep causes skin problems and ageing
- Lack of sleep increases risk of cancer
- Lack of sleep causes heart problems and high blood pressure
- Lack of sleep weakens the immune system.
Time to ask yourself some questions now…
Are you getting enough sleep? How many hours would be typical for you? Are you having trouble sleeping? How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?
If the answer to the above questions leaves you feeling you’d like to make some improvements to your sleep, have a look at Part 2 of this blog post where we’ll give some tips for helping you sleep better.