The Importance of Sleep Again
The title today is the importance of sleep again, and I say again because I have written and spoken about the importance of sleep on other occasions. However, this is a message which I believe can never be made too often. The Sleep Council tells us that the UK is suffering with chronic lack of sleep the average amount of sleep we in the UK are getting is 6.5 hours a night, which falls short of the 8 hours generally recommended. For diabetics this is particularly important because a lack of sleep can affect their blood sugar which can lead to over eating.
Of course, as with most things a lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our mental health as well. Anxiety, depression and stress can all be negatively affected by a lack of sleep. So for those who already suffer with these issues sleep can make things far worse.
I have always encouraged my clients to use either self meditation or self hypnosis to assist them with their sleep and to become far more regimented regarding their sleeping patterns. It may sound silly, but to go back to being a child with a firm bed time and to avoid devices and work whilst in bed. We will often do so much for the health of our children, we really need to transfer that care to ourselves. So, though it is morning, I wish you all a good night’s sleep tonight.