The Importance of Sleep

July 28, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ LIfestyle

‘You’ve made your bed, now lie in it,’ so the saying goes. But for some of us it’s more like: ‘You’ve made your bed, now lie awake in it.’

Sleeping has an enormous positive impact on the quality of our lives and supports our natural recovery processes.

Many people struggle with sleep, whether it’s an illness, general body aches and pains, or the high stress levels of our daily lives, or in the case of shift workers, sleep is the number one thing we should demand of ourselves. It’s not easy but we can start with the basics, our sleep environment!

Your sleeping environment includes your bedroom (or whichever room you sleep in) and your bed, including the frame, mattress and bedding. Your sleeping environment should have certain characteristics to ensure each night’s sleep gets off to the best possible start with no interruption. You should feel at ease in bed and enjoy the time you spend there.