Regular Sleep | Healthy Future
Research shows that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping.
Sleep is a basic human need, much like eating and drinking, and is crucial to our overall health and well-being.
Sleep, like exercise and nutrition, is essential for metabolic regulation.
There is evidence for a link between sleep duration and childhood obesity. The findings are more apparent in girls. Sleep duration is the effect of day-to-day variability of sleep-wake timing on weight regulation.
Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep is known to have a significant negative impact on our health in the long and short term.
Next day effects of poor quality sleep include a negative impact on our attention span, memory recall and learning.
Longer-term effects are being studied, but poor quality sleep or sleep deprivation has been associated with significant health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, weakened immune systems and even some cancers.
Lack of sleep is related to many psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
Quality sleep is crucial to ensure good health and quality of life.
Four triggers for sleep loss which lead to feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm is constantly thinking about our
- never-ending to-do lists or
- worrying about letting someone down, or
- “should” thinking and
- “black and white” thinking
Do one or more of these interfere with your sleep, or is it a different trigger? Let me know your specific sleep questions or;
Find out more about these triggers and how to prevent them
AND make your own sleep plan in the
Sleep Workshop created in celebration of World Sleep Day,