Sleep Therapy - Why Sleep is Important to Your Health
Protecting your physical and mental health, as well as your safety and quality of life, getting a good night’s sleep (or ‘getting in some vital sleep therapy’) plays an important role in maintaining your well-being and good health.
Benefits of Sleep
As you sleep, your body works on maintaining your physical health and supporting healthy brain functions. During sleep, your body repairs your blood vessels and heart and balances growth hormones (which also assist in boosting muscle mass and repairing tissues and cells in children, teenagers and adults alike), insulin and hunger hormones (hungry: ghrelin; full: leptin), as well as giving your immune system a boost. Sleep also prepares your brain for the next day by forming new pathways to help you learn, retain information and solve problems; pay attention, make decisions and be creative; cope with change and control your behaviour and emotions.
Lack of sleep can affect you both immediately (such as in falling asleep while driving and having an accident) and in the long term. The ongoing lack of sleep can, for example, increase your risk of developing potentially serious, chronic health issues, as well as affecting your ability to think, learn and react; work and get on with others. Mental and emotional problems linked to sleep deficiency include:
Physical health problems linked to lack of sleep include an increased risk of:
Getting enough sleep is clearly vital for a healthy, productive life.
Tips on Improving Sleep
The Sleep Foundation offers a wide range of tips on how to get enough sleep – here are some of the basics:
White Noise Sleep Therapy
White noise can make a significant difference in your ability to fall and stay asleep during the night. We offer a selection of effective white noise machines designed to ensure you get the sleep you need, why not check them out right now?