The CFS Info Series is back to kick off 2021. To start the year we’re looking at a whole new topic, one which is near and dear to us all, with endless benefits available to those who are willing to harness it. Sleep.
Sleep is one of the most important tools in our belt when it comes to our health and wellness. However, despite the many benefits of high quality and plentiful sleep to nearly every aspect of our health, most of us don’t get enough of it. Infact, the World Health Organisation has declared the current trends of diminishing sleep among developed countries an epidemic (there’s a word we never thought we’d all be so familiar with). Over the past 100 years, the global average of sleeping time has reduced from over 8 hours to around 6 hours each night.
Most of us will probably be aware that recommended sleep time is roughly 7-9 hours per night. But does it really matter if we’re not hitting this mark? Surely time spent lying down in a dark room is just time that can be put to better use? Unfortunately not. When it comes to improving your physical, mental and emotional health, sleep really is the best medicine. And despite what many modern products might promise, no substitute will do.
Over the next few weeks we’re going to look at all things sleep; why we need it, how to get more of it and all the benefits that will come your way by doing so. So come along with us and get ready for a great night’s rest, it might be the one time we won’t be offended if you nod off half way through one of our posts.