Getting enough sleep is vital to our health.
Besides having a detrimental effect on our wellbeing and mood, research suggests that lack of sleep can make you more susceptible to obesity – studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day have a higher risk of gaining weight than those who sleep 7 hours or more.
Sleep deprivation also puts you at risk of other serious conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
This fantastic article explains how sleep works, why sleep is important and the amazing things that happen while we sleep.
If you’d like to learn more about the science of sleep, we highly recommend reading Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams.
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