Sleep is a vital function which is essential for good health. Getting enough quality sleep at the right time is protective for physical and mental health and impacts every aspect of living. It is a complex and comprehensive mind, brain and body process. During sleep the brain and body undergo essential “housekeeping” activities. Neurotoxins that develop in the brain during waking hours are cleaned and removed during sleep.
In one way or another lack of quality sleep impacts all aspects of living. Yet we live in a culture that does not value sleep and some people will sacrifice sleep as if there were no consequences.
Often when an individual has a health issue more sleep is required. Yet it is often that a health issue interferes with adequate sleep. Difficulty with sleeping is often a symptom of stress and or anxiety.
Below are some articles that focus on how to get the sleep you need.