Why We Need Good Quality Sleep

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Why We Need Good Quality Sleep

We’ve all been guilty of burning the candle at both ends, hands up if you’ve had to ‘pull an all nighter’ before for work or to ensure somethings been finished ????????‍♀️????????‍♂️

Sleep & good quality sleep is such an important pillar for good health but unfortunately it’s often neglected & in some cases just expected to be sacrificed. Studies have shown that sleep is just as important as diet & exercise for good mental & physical health!

Here’s just a few reasons why those precious hours of sleep help keep you healthy:

– Getting at least 8hrs sleep can improve your immune system
– Longer sleep has been shown to help improve many aspects in both physical and athletic performance

– Good quality sleep can maximise problem solving skills & enhance memory function
– Poor sleep can affect hormones which regulate appetite & lead to increased eating.

So make sure you maximise your sleep quality where you can. Unfortunately today there is a lot which can interfere with your natural sleep patterns. Try to create a bedtime schedule which will help enable you to drift off to sleep effectively, here’s some tips:

– Try to go bed & get up at the same time each day (working shifts, & having kids can be a big challenge with this one)

– Minimise your screen time at least 30 mins before bed (phones, laptops, computers, tv)

– Aim to get a minimum of 7hrs sleep where possible
– Avoid consuming caffeine in the evening

– Try to make your bedroom a place of rest rather than a multipurpose room so that you can effectively relax & unwind.

We hope these tips help, sweet dreams ????

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