Investing in Your Health

The Importance of Sleep

Why is sleep so important? Good sleep means good daytime well being; it effects our energy levels, concentration, mood and how we function generally. When we sleep our brains are still busy working; storing memories and collating information we've acquired throughout the day, they also clean out harmful substances some of which are linked to Alzheimer's. Long-term lack of sleep can lead to lowering our immune system, increased blood pressure and heart disease. Research shows that it's not necessarily how many hours of sleep you get that's beneficial but to get consistently good quality, uninterrupted sleep. So what can you do to help improve your sleep? Try not to make getting into bed the f