Getting regular peaceful and restorative sleep is central to our wellbeing.
A good night’s sleep improves our ability to focus as well as helping to regulate our hormones and appetitite. When properly aligned, one of our most well known circadian rythms – the sleep-wake cycle, can promote a consistent sleep cycle.
Our experts look at the steps you can take to encourage good sleep hygiene and restful sleep in our infographic on sleep tips and advice for students.Categories: Sleep Sign Up
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Q – Why is sleep so important?
A – Sleep provides us with a number of physical and psychological functions. Sleep revitalises the body, supports learning and memory and helps regulate mood, and appetite.
Light plays an important role when we sleep. When its dark our brain secretes a hormone called melanin which makes us feel sleepy. However, when it’s light our brain secretes less which makes us more awake and alert. Using a smartphone, tablet or watching TV will reduce the amount of melatonin being secreted will keep you up for longer.