Life as a Millennial

Sleep

We all know how important sleep is. Any dialogue that encourages less sleep as a means for success is unhelpful and in some cases dangerous. Remember there are now companies (Netflix for example) who make money off keeping us awake and let’s face it unless you internet shop in your sleep, you can’t spend money in your sleep. The modern world is constantly stimulating and operates on a 24/7 basis meaning ‘switching off’ is becoming less easy.

This being said, obviously, everybody operates differently and everyone’s optimal energy or working hours can vary (you can read more about this in the sleep booklet provided at the end).

Sleep is the mysterious shift in consciousness that our bodies require every day. It is vital for our health and wellbeing, and not only do we function less well when we don’t get enough quality sleep, but it can lead to long-term health problems. That’s why we need to do all we can to ensure that we enjoy quality sleep and that we deal with any sleep problems.

We all need sleep to function but sleeping doesn’t come with a manual. It’s not uncommon to have one or two poor night’s sleep a month, but when sleep difficulties become more persistent and more common, then it’s important to get the right support to ensure you have regular, restful night’s sleep.

What is sleep hygiene?

It is the idea of ‘sleep basics’ and refers to what anyone could do to tidy up their sleep preparation. Sleep hygiene refers to things about your lifestyle and your preparation for bed that might be changed to improve your sleep pattern.

For some people, it can be a simple solution to sleep problems, such as stopping looking at screens before bed. However, for most people, it is a case of making the most of all the good sleep-hygiene practices to make sure that you are better prepared for sleep.