Why is sleep important?

Alarmingly, approximately 20% of the population have difficulty falling asleep. That’s one in five people who lay awake at night tossing and turning. After just one night of restless sleep, it doesn’t have too much impact on our body. You might be a bit sleepy the next day and feel a little lethargic. If broken sleep is a regular occurrence for you, it might be worth a visit to your doctor.

Proper sleep promotes good health. Our body needs this time to rest and repair. If we don’t get enough we become irritable, more tired as the day goes on and lose concentration. We are more likely to make mistakes in all that we do. Our brain can become foggy and we are daintily less alert.