Today is World Sleep Day, and the aim is to celebrate sleep and draw attention to the effects of poor sleep on our health.
Sleep is arguably just as important as diet and exercise. It is crucial to optimum health and without it, we can’t be healthy.
The amount we require varies from person to person, but most people need between 7-9 hours.
Women are often afflicted with poor sleep from time to time, but this can worsen when we hit our 40’s and beyond, due to many factors, but often related to… yes you guessed it… our hormones.
Here are some of the factors that can affect sleep:
Poor sleep can impact our health in many ways including:
Ok, so that’s the bad news. So, if you suffer from poor sleep, what can you actually do about it? The key is to get to the underlying problem, so that you can treat that, rather than focusing on the symptom of poor sleep.
Let me know if you have issues with sleep. What are you doing to help yourself? Have any of my suggestions helped you?
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