General Article The importance of a good night’s sleep

Topic Selected: Sleep Book Volume: 389

We all know that getting enough sleep does wonders for how we feel. But few of us realise that during sleep, the body is doing more than resting – it’s working to restore our physical and mental wellbeing. Alongside other essential elements such as nutrition, hydration and meditation – sleep is the cornerstone of a balanced rest and recovery program – a fundamental requirement in achieving and sustaining musculoskeletal health and wellness.

The importance of a good night’s sleep

We’ve all sacrificed sleep to fit more into our days. The immediate result is usually a blend of grogginess, grumpiness and irritability. If you continue to short-change yourself on sleep, you may experience further adverse affects on your brain’s ability to function in the short and longer term, such as:

  • Decreased alertness, accuracy and performance
  • Shortened attention span and concentration level
  • Reduced creativity and innovation
  • Impaired memory and cognition
  • Reduced capacity to problem solve and make qua...

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