Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for anyone but unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Good sleep is nowadays a luxury. In our busy schedules, many people are having later nights and thus, getting less sleep. Humans need sleep, along with food, water, and oxygen, to survive. Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. According to the Sleep Foundation, we spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our “sleep health” remains an essential question throughout our lifespan.
Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, but due to life’s commitments, a lot of us don’t actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority. There is such a thing called “sleep debt”, where we accumulate the number of hours we don’t sleep and although our bodies try to adapt accordingly, our bodies are also paying for the lack of sleep.
Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. To determine how much sleep you need, it’s important to assess what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress.
Pay attention to your sleeping habits and try to understand what’s keeping you up. Hopefully, you’ll be able to resolve some of the issues and get better sleep. Here’s to wishing you a good night’s sleep!