As the research focus of health in general has shifted from the absence of disease to defining what constitutes optimal health, so too is the relatively new field of sleep study looking at sleep health, as more than the absence of sleep disorders.
While researchers are still precisely unclear about exactly what occurs during sleep, most agree that sleep allows our bodies to reserve energy, restores our minds and bodies; and sleep has also been linked to a potential role of consolidating memories and processing information from the day. In our modern 24-hour society, complete with all hours availability of the internet, research into the effects of poor sleep health on overall health and lifestyle is becoming an area of great interest. By all accounts, its agreed that sleep is essential to physical and emotional wellbeing. With this in mind, we have put together a list of recommended practices for sleep health that you might like to consider.