Dream, baby dream Make the most of a good night’s sleep
Sleep is nature’s perfect cure-all, but are you making the most of this extraordinary gift? Here’s how to change your slumber habits for good
what’s more blissful than climbing beneath the covers of your beloved bed and drifting off into a deep, restful sleep? Pretty much nothing! And it doesn’t just feel good, it is good.
Sleep is when healing happens – your eyes might be closed but your brain and body are hard at work repairing, restoring, renewing and protecting. Good sleep is critical for everything from heart and immune health to cognitive function and weight control. And it’s not just your imagination – you’ll even look prettier after a good night’s kip and you’ll be in a sunnier frame of mind.
Fact is, many of us routinely don’t get the kind of quality sleep we need to kick that healing process into top gear. Instead, we wake up and drag ourselves out of bed in search of caffeine.
Sometimes, ingrained habits can unwittingly sabotage zzz-time. Late-night snacking, Netflix and stress can all take their toll, not to mention mattresses and pillows that have seen better days!
What are you gonna do about it? Read on for easy fixes.
Your brain needs 7 to 8 hours optimum brain of good sleep for function.
You can wing it on less, but long-term there’s a price to pay