World Sleep Day

Sleep is often overlooked and not seen as a priority in everyday life. However, sleep is linked to promoting good health and well-being. Regular and undisturbed sleep routine is essential to keeping good mental health and helps with mood. In UK, we average between 5.78-6.83 hours a night, yet the national sleep foundation advises healthy adults need between 7-9 hours a night.

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By investing in good quality sleep can improve cognitive function therefore improving concentration and productivity. Physically your body will be more energized which is linked to better mood and a regulation in hormone. Sleep is vital as this is the time your body and mind can repair and recharge. To get a better night sleep, there are simple lifestyle habits you can incorporate. This include:

  • Establishing a good bedtime routine and sleeping at the same time every night

  • Keep a comfortable temperature in the bedroom

  • Limit your screen time before bed and keep a low light level when you sleep

  • Abstain from large meals and caffeine a few hours before bedtime

  • Winddown your day with gentle exercises

We spend a third of our lives asleep, therefore sleep is essential, and we should look to improve it where possible. Happy world sleep day!

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