As we hurtle into September and our annual awareness campaign, Sleeptember, we look at how to get a good night’s sleep and why it’s beneficial.
Sleep is critical to health and wellbeing and as a nation we really aren’t getting enough. With research telling us that a third of us now sleep for just five-to-six hours a night, it’s imperative that we start focusing on sleeping better. It is a basic and fundamental human requirement and is vitally important for good physical, mental and emotional health as well as crucial for memory, learning and growth.
People go to huge amounts of time and expense to eat well and exercise regularly but without a good night’s sleep all that effort will be in vain. There are lots of factors that can impact on achieving a good night’s kip from light and noise, to the sleep environment and your own lifestyle habits.