16 Mar World Sleep Day
On this, World Sleep Day, you may wish to take a moment to consider the benefits of good quality sleep on our health. Our immune system is strengthened, risk of acquiring anxiety and depression are reduced, memory and brain function are enhanced and sex drive is higher … to mention but a few of these benefits. Unfortunately, 45% of the world’s population suffers from insomnia or other sleep disorders. With the arrival of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, the clocks are due to go forward next weekend and this will mean brighter mornings. It is a known fact, that most of us sleep better in a darkened room, so, now is the time to make a new habit of getting to bed earlier and having lights out by 11 pm. That way, you have 7 to 8 hours sleep before daylight gently wakes you!