Feeling good, sleeping better

Feb 08, 2019

sleep

Sleep is essential for general wellbeing. Along with good nutrition and exercise, sleep is recognised as one of the pillars of good health. Learn more from the Sleep Health Foundation.

We all need a good night’s sleep for attention, good performance, concentration and memory.  A sleep routine is helpful for getting a good night’s sleep which is essential to meet the competing demands of work, study, life and general wellbeing.

 “It’s easy to think of sleep as a time when you’re not doing anything, but the opposite is true. In deep sleep your brain is hard at work, cleaning and learning”.

Visit the Head to Health page for a closer look at good sleep habits.

Did you know:

  • Your eyes expect darkness.
  • Lack of sleep affects your performance.
  • What we eat and drink can disturb our sleep patterns.
  • Deep sleep may detox the brain.

Some good sleep habits include:

  • Having regular times for going to bed and getting up.
  • Relax for an hour before going to bed.  Activities such as having important discussions, moderate exercise, computer games, using social media, responding to emails and text messages should be avoided.
  • Keeping consistent routines.
  • A good night's sleep lasts through the night.

Research suggests that adolescents and young adults need at least 7-9 hours sleep each night, and adults need between 7.5 – 8 hours each night.  So, how well are you sleeping?

Not sure where to begin … check out THE DESK for more helpful and insightful information.  Try a quiz or ‘mouse around’ the Feeling Good – Sleeping Better module.

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