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According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in the USA, sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you're sleeping.
During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development.
Ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.
Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind. As little as 5 minutes a day can boost your mood, help you relax and lower your blood pressure. Developed by the Australian Cricket Team.
Want to start sleeping better in four weeks? Then start your FREE 30 day Better Sleep plan here. The website also includes some teenage sleep advice.
An award winning self-help guide. As many as 30% of the population struggle with sleep. Having trouble sleeping at some point in your life is quite normal. This leaflet contains advice on how to sleep better.
The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.
Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remained elusive.
Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time".