The fact that sleep is important for our health and wellbeing is nothing many people will argue against.
Many things that we take for granted are affected by sleep.
Sleep affects our quality of life!
What I find especially interesting is that sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors in the brain: the hormones that are released into your blood when you are sleepy are the same ones that drive appetite. Getting enough sleep is therefore especially important for those who want to keep their weight in check.
On top of that, sleep lowers stress levels and increases emotional stability.
Plenty of reasons to make sure you get enough zzz's!
Nothing new, but worth reminding yourself (myself) of.
Feeling a bit down, stressed or craving unhealthy foods?
Why not switch off your tv, computer or smartphone an hour earlier and treat yourself to an extra hour of restorative sleep?
I bet you can hear me coming ... Why not today?
Hint: a clutter-free yet cosy bedroom and an inviting bed definitely help!