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Sweet Dreams - the impact on hormones

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

Are you getting enough of it?

We are all so busy, it is so easy to sideline sleep so we can complete that deadline, catch up with friends or with our new favourite TV. These are all things that can be done but lets not neglect sleep.

We require 6-8 hours of sleep.

If we don't get enough sleep it not only affects our mood (we've all been there!) but it also impacts on brain function, mental health, digestive health, our immune system and studies have even shown that regular sleep deprivation (even if only by a couple of hours) leads us to craving sugar to get a quick energy boost that will inevitably leave as quickly as it arrived and can start us off vicious cycle towards obesity. Your body has what is known as a circadian rhythm, an inbuilt clock in which each and every organ and cell runs by.

Blue light from TV's, Phones, Computers, Ipads etc do not allow for melatonin to be produce and signal to your body that it is time for sleep. it is recommended to avoid screen time at least an hour before bed and avoid having these items in the bedroom.

These little things can make a BIG difference! - give it a try and see how much better you feel after a good nights sleep!

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