We understand that when we have a lot going on in our lives, sleep is one of the first things that suffers. When you sleep, your body and mind are refreshed and alert. When you don’t sleep, you find that your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories is impaired. Your body therefore needs sleep with some scientists thinking that the brain can sort through and store information, replace chemicals, and solve problems while sleeping.
How much sleep you need personally is a difficult question to answer, although most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of nightly sleep. Alas, getting enough sleep is not easy especially when you are under stress. Hectic work schedules and pressures, a disruptive sleep routine, and health issues can impact the way that we sleep. However, we can take a few steps ourselves to help improve our sleep quality – improved diet and exercise regime being one example.
This short course, delivered by email and referring to material in a specially crafted course, is designed to help provide you with some ideas about how you can improve your sleep quality. We would recommend that if insomnia (a persistant lack of sleep) is causing you concern, then you should perhaps refer to your doctor for specialist assistance.