Why is sleep so important? We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you how difficult it is to get through your day when you are operating on minimum sleep.
Some common symptoms of a poor night’s sleep include being more irritable, more prone to making mistakes and forgetting things more easily.
While you may be familiar with these symptoms, there are more serious ones waiting around the corner if you keep missing out on your sleep. These can include weight gain, faster ageing and insulin resistance falling to the same levels as somebody with type 2 diabetes! This is why sleep is so important to keep your sleep patterns healthy!
Did you know any of these facts about sleep?
- It takes most people between 10 and 20 minutes to fall asleep
- Around 12% of individuals can only dream in black and white
- Sleep deprivation is more dangerous to your health than food deprivation
- Sleep deprivation can increase your perception of pain