The Importance Of Sleep

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​Sleep is a powerful tool for unlocking the healthiest version of yourself – mentally and physically. Getting a good night’s sleep can really make a difference to you and can have a massive impact on your overall well-being. When was the last time you really thought about how much sleep you are regularly getting and the impact of sleep?

Why Sleep Matters

●      Brain Restoration: Sleep is like a spa day for your brain! It helps consolidate memories, process information, and rejuvenate cognitive functions.

●      Physical Health: Adequate sleep supports your immune system, helps maintain a healthy weight, and regulates hormones crucial for growth and stress management.

●      Mood Booster: Ever noticed how a good night's sleep makes everything seem better? Sleep is linked to emotional well-being, reducing stress, anxiety, and boosting your mood.

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Adults (18-64 years): Aim for 7-9 hours per night. Quality matters as much as quantity!

Teens (14-17 years): 8-10 hours per night for optimal growth, learning, and development.

Children (6-13 years): 9-11 hours per night to support physical and mental development.

Tips for a Restful Night

●      Limit Screen Time: Reduce exposure to screens before bedtime to promote better sleep quality.

●      Watch Your Caffeine: Limit caffeine intake in the afternoon and evening.

●      Create a Relaxing Environment: Keep your sleep space cool, dark, and comfortable.

Our favourite books and podcasts on sleep

While sleep schedules look different for everyone, we can all implement small habits to help build better sleep hygiene. But don’t just take our word for it: we’ve put together a list of resources to send you off on your sleep journey.

📖 Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

📖 The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington

📖 Sleep by Nick Littlehales

🎙️ The Matt Walker podcast:

🎙️ Talking Sleep from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine:

🎙️ Breath Better, Sleep Better, Live Better from Dr. Stephen Y. Park: