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Fit Summer week two: How to fall asleep – and stay asleep

Quality sleep is an integral part of leading a healthy lifestyle. But what is ‘enough’ sleep and what can we do to facilitate a good night’s rest? We ask the experts for their advice

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Not getting enough sleep can have an impact on other aspects of our lives

Not getting enough sleep can have an impact on other aspects of our lives

Not getting enough sleep can have an impact on other aspects of our lives

Whether embarking on a new exercise regime or just trying to be healthier, sleep is the one element that gets overlooked. We might even associate a health kick with less sleep to plug in extra exercise before work. We venerate individuals who “only need” four or five hours sleep a night as we conflate sleeping with laziness instead of acknowledging sleep’s powerful physiological (and psychological) benefits.

We all need to hit the snooze button. Sleep is essential for resetting hormones and it is a core component of our regulatory systems. It affects appetite, our metabolism and even the composition of our body.


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