The Importance of sleep-
Posted on 27th March 2020 at 09:18
When it comes to health, sleep is one major thing you can do to look after your body. An amazing effect of sleep is on the immune system. Sleep can boost the effectiveness of certain specialised immune cells called T cells. T- cells are white blood cells that play an important part in the body’s response to viruses. Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus (these studies have manly been tested on the common cold.) -
So, here are some tips...
🟢Get a sleep routine- Sleep at regular times so you programme the brain to get used to a set routine. Make sure you are waking up at the same time every day, so you don’t disrupt this routine. Most adults need between 6-9 hours.
🟢Wind down- I’m sure we all have our own ways of doing this, but you could take a warm bath, write a ‘to-do’ list for the next day, listen to music or read a book.
🟢Don’t sleep on your front- We recommend sleeping on your back or side. These positions allow your head, neck and spine to relax into their natural alignment. This reduces stress and strain on your muscles and joints
🟢Avoid using devices for an hour before going to bed- no matter how tempting it may be.
🟢Make your bedroom sleep friendly 🛏-there is a strong association between sleep and your bedroom, so if you can, try to avoid doing other activities in your bedroom.
🟢If you need to keep a sleep diary- this may allow you to identify lifestyle habits that may be affecting your sleep.
So, sleep well Zzzzzzzzz
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