Sleep is fundamental to our good health. It’s crucial role in immune and stress support makes it even more of a priority at the moment. Studies show that the longer we sleep, the longer we live and vice versa. It helps us manage stress and boosts resilience and focus and can even help weight regulation. We can all feel the impact of a bad night’s sleep straight away. But getting even slightly too little most nights chips away at our ability to cope on an ongoing basis. So why aren’t we getting enough?
Sleep is fundamental to our good health. It’s crucial role in immune and stress support and in helping us to lose weight makes it even more of a priority at the moment. Yet most of us are not getting enough. Find out if you are in ‘sleep debt’ and how to improve your sleep.
Nutritional supplements are best to ‘supplement’ your diet in the short term – particularly at a time where you may be struggling to maintain a healthy diet and where your demands are quite high. If you are working long and stressful hours, you may need more nutritional support at the moment.
Long before the emergence of Covid19 enjoying adequate sleep was an issue for many people. As a society we are sleeping less, a lot less. The time we sleep each night has reduced from 9 hours to 7.5 hours since the 1900s.
Right now prioritising sleep is an important tool we can use to support our mental and emotional health. In this article we look at why sleep is important for our health and offer tips on getting more, better quality sleep.
During this outbreak of coronavirus, shift workers such as doctors, nurses, Gardai and other front line workers are under more pressure than ever. It has never been more important for them to stay healthy while they are doing the heroic job of looking after our safety and well-being. This article discusses some diet and lifestyle tips that can help this population group.