Planning your day so that you allow enough time to sleep is essential to your overall well-being and quality of life.
Such planning includes allowing enough time to awaken naturally – without an alarm clock – so you get as much as your body requires.
It is recommended that an adult averages 7-9 hours per night.
Studies show that lack of sleep leads to problems completing a task, concentrating, making decisions and unsafe actions.
Recent research suggests that sleep deprivation impacts on ageing and health related issues.
Insufficient sleep may also make it difficult to exercise and can reduce the benefit of hormones released during sleep.
There are serious consequences of sleep deprivation that may lead to accidents and injury.
If you have any sleep concerns seek advice.