Sleep is an essential part of maintaining good health and wellbeing. Getting a good night’s sleep helps protect both your mental and physical health, improves your quality of life and helps your body repair itself. These are key elements to maintain during any recovery journey.
So how much sleep do I need?
Each person’s sleep needs vary. On average, a person needs 8 hours sleep a night in order to function well during the day, however some people need as little as 5 hours – and some people might not be able to function well without 10 hours sleep a night.
If you think you have trouble with sleep, it is best to discuss this with your GP.
What happens if I don’t get enough sleep?
Side effects from chronic lack of sleep include:
9 ways to get better sleep:
Find out more tips and exercises to help you get a better night's sleep on the wellbeing pages.
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