Why is a good night's sleep important?

• Sleep is the time your body and mind will recharge and recover from a tiring days’ work.
• A good night’s sleep is essential for you to wake up feeling refreshed and healthy the next morning.

How much sleep do you really need?
  • The sleep time differs with age. As a person grows older the time spent sleeping declines. A newborn sleeps around 16-18 hours per day. Adults need about 7-8 ½ hours of sleep. Some people tend to sleep less than this. If you wake up feeling fresh and not feel sleepy during day time, it means that you are getting adequate sleep at night. 
  • Find out if you are sleeping enough using our Bed time calculator.
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Benefits of a good night's sleep
  • Help you work better – a good night’s sleep will improve memory, mood and wellbeing.
  • Prevent diseases – a good night’s sleep has proven effective in recovery from disease and preventing disease by boosting the body’s innate immune system.
  • Make you feel and look good the next day! – you will feel and look refreshed the next morning following a good night’s sleep.
    • Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of obesity than those who get 7 hours of night time sleep. This is believed to be due to sleep deprived people having increased levels of the hormone ghrelin (the chemical that make you hungry) and reduced levels of the hormone leptin (the chemical that makes you feel full).
What happens if I don't get enough sleep?
  • Increased risk of chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, Obesity.
  • Increased risk of acute medical conditions such as stroke and heart attacks.
  • Interrupt healthy metabolic and hormonal functioning.
  • Increased risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression.
  • Increased risk of sexual dysfunction such as impotence, reduced sex drive and infertility.
  • Disrupted social functioning – daytime drowsiness, lethargy, feeling tired at work, impaired memory, falling asleep at the wheel leading to road traffic accidents!
  • Inadequate sleep will shorten your lifespan!
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