If you’re going to make one resolution this year make it this one.
Recent research from the University of Surrey has found that those who sleep an hour less than the optimum (7.5 hours) per night had far more active genes that were associated with diabetes and developing cancer.
This is worrying news, especially as the average person in the UK gets just 6.5 hours a night.
Sleep needed per individuals does vary, however if you are waking up and not feeling refreshed, constantly reaching for coffee and nodding off during the afternoon it’s a sign that change is needed. Adding just one hour of sleep to your day can really change your life for the better.
It’s important to work out how much sleep you are actually getting, count backwards 7.5 hours from when your first alarm goes off every morning. Experts suggest breaking yourself in slowly, going to bed a few minutes earlier each night.
This practical approach to sleeping will see you waking up clear headed and increase your minds capacity to receive information throughout the day. Getting enough sleep this year can see direct benefits to both your family and career.
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- Britain gets four billion hours less sleep than 10 years ago.
- Using your tablet/ mobile phone before bed.
- How to spend the last 10 minutes of your day.
- Sleep habits.
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