Why you need plenty of sleep

Not getting your full 8 hours of kip? ¬†It’s more of a problem than you think… health wise, this is what happens over time…
Lose 30 minutes to 1 hour a night
This small “sleep debt” can lead to weight gain as your metabolism starts slowing
Lose 1 – 2 hours a night
The risk of you feeling depressed […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Categories: Health||0 Comments

How much do we really know about sleep?

There is no single activity that humans do more: if you live to be 90, you will probably spend 32 years asleep. It is as vital for us as eating or drinking water. Sleep deprivation will kill you as surely as starvation. It is an activity we share with every other animal species, from cockroaches […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments

Researchers warn of health dangers of too much light while we sleep

There are regular warnings that people aren’t sleeping properly. Too much light from electronic devices before bedtime. Not enough time in bed. Excessive caffeine. Now there’s another potential worry – too much light in the bedroom.

Previous studies have linked light at night with ill health in rodents. Now a study of 113,000 women suggests that […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments

How Will You Sleep Tonight? It’s in Your Genes

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you feel like you are just hitting your stride by late afternoon, or do you get the day’s main tasks accomplished by lunch?

Most of us have some degree […]

By |May 16th, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments

Too little sleep, and too much, affect memory

How might sleep affect memory? People who are persistently sleep deprived are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, and narrowed blood vessels. Each of these can decrease blood flow inside the brain. Brain cells need a lot of oxygen and sugar, so blood flow problems could affect their ability to work properly.

Poor sleep […]

By |May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments

Why lack of sleep is bad for your health

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences for your physical health?

When you might need more sleep than normal

There are some situations when you’ll need more than the standard eight hours […]

By |March 18th, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments

Poor sleep is linked to physical problems

Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information.

Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Sleep Matters provides sound, evidence-based advice […]

By |March 15th, 2014|Categories: Health||0 Comments