This World Sleep Day, we’re celebrating the benefits of a good night’s sleep. The campaign’s theme this year is ‘Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World’: something that makes perfect sense when research shows the clear link between good sleep and improved mental health. Disruptions to your sleep (like snoring) can take its toll on your physical health too. That’s why quality sleep is so important – and why we’re listing all the ways it can improve your life.
Benefits of a good night’s sleep
Boosts mental wellbeing
A single night without sleep can put you in a bad mood, let alone a whole week of sleepless nights. Chronic sleep deprivation could lead to clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder in adults.
Helps you maintain a healthy weight
Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain more weight, and have a higher risk of becoming obese than those who get 7 hours. Being overweight can also increase your chances of snoring, leading you into a cycle of disrupted sleep.
Improves attention and concentration
Feel like your mind is wandering a little too much? A full night’s sleep can make you feel energised and alert, ready to engage with your tasks throughout the day.
When your body takes a hit from flu or a cold, sleep gives it time to rest and repair itself. So next time you catch a bug, get an early night and protect your health.
Helps you learn and make memories
When you wake up after a good night’s sleep, you’re more likely to look at a problem differently. This is because while you sleep, your brain organises and processes things that you learnt during the day. Short-term memories turn into long-term memories.
Is snoring disrupting your sleep?
Snoring is often joked about, but it can have a real impact on the quality of both your own and your partner’s sleep. Studies show that bed partners of snorers are more likely to suffer ill health than those with silent partners.
Sometimes loud snoring is a sign of something more serious, like obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). People with OSA stop breathing while they sleep, often up to hundreds of times in a single night. Their body will constantly ‘wake itself up’ to a lighter stage of sleep in order to breathe. This is why many people with OSA feel so tired the following day.
How to have a snore-free night
Making simple lifestyle changes can help reduce snoring, such as cutting out alcohol, cigarettes, and committing to more exercise. If these changes don’t have much of an effect, a snoring relief product could help. Different products are designed to treat different types of snoring, you can find out more here.
You could also try our new free app, SoundSleep, to record and track your snoring. By using it alongside a product, you’ll be able to figure out what snoring relief works best for you. For more information about the app, visit www.soundsleep.info, or click here to download the app.
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World Sleep Day is celebrated on 18th March 2022 with the theme ‘Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World’.
To find out more about World Sleep Day, visit www.worldsleepday.org.