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.
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!