When it comes to sleep, one of the most important things to consider is how long it will last.
It’s a matter of balancing how much sleep you need, the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and whether it will be beneficial for you.
Sleep experts have warned that too little sleep is likely to result in serious complications including depression, obesity, dementia and a range of other illnesses.
But while there are some clear and direct ways to improve your sleep, it is far from the only way to help prevent or at least delay some of the worst health problems caused by poor sleep.
Sleep specialists say it is crucial to get enough sleep, but also to find ways to make it easier for you to fall into a deep sleep without too much fuss.
Here’s how to get the most out of the nightThe key is not to try to force yourself into a routine that can’t last long, but to allow yourself the chance to fall deep into a peaceful sleep without stress or anxiety.
“We can all be guilty of trying to make a habit of sleeping in, or avoiding, bed, but it’s important to get sleep every night,” says Dr Jennifer Skelton, a sleep specialist at the Sleep and Circadian Disorders Unit at the University of Western Sydney.
“The key to a healthy sleep is to find the time to fall down into deep sleep and rest.”
Sleep is a state of relaxation and relaxation is often associated with good health.
“If you’re stressed, it can cause inflammation in the body, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer,” says Professor Skelron.
But even with a lack of sleep, you can still feel relaxed and relaxed is important.
“When you’re awake, you feel relaxed, you’re feeling refreshed, you are enjoying the natural world,” she says.
“There is no need to go to bed to feel tired.”
It’s important you don’t feel guilty for not sleeping as much.
“It’s not always easy to get a good night’s sleep, so don’t blame yourself for not being as active as you would like,” says Skelston.
“You can also find some ways to encourage your body to do the right things and stay awake.”
The key here is not only getting enough sleep but to find a balance between sleeping and staying active.
“A lack of good sleep is linked to an increase in chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and a reduction in sleep quality,” says Prof Skelman.
“Sleep is important for your body, for your mind and for your wellbeing.”
For the best results, the key is to stay at least an hour or two from bed, and ideally as long as five or six hours.
But if you’re not feeling well or feeling like you can’t get a proper night’s rest, then consider going to bed earlier.
“There are lots of things you can do in bed to get more restful sleep, including getting up earlier and going to sleep early, getting up and going, getting to sleep earlier, getting into deep and deep sleep,” says Nuala O’Connor, a specialist sleep researcher and the sleep and circadian health manager at the Royal College of Sleep Medicine in London.
“For me, getting a good, deep, sleep has always been very important, but I think there is now an understanding that getting sleep during the night is also good for your health and wellbeing.”
A good night sleep will help your body adapt to the early-morning rush of the dayThe next morning, you’ll be alert, but with a low-to-moderate level of stress, says Sels.
This means you’ll feel less stressed and you’ll have a higher chance of having a quality night’s nap, she says, but there are other important factors to consider too.
“Even though you’re sleeping in a deep and relaxing sleep, your body is still adjusting to the rapid pace of the early morning, so the stress hormone cortisol and the body’s immune system are both still working,” says O’Brien.
“In the morning, they’re responding to stress hormones and are responding to cortisol, and so cortisol will have an effect on the body.”
But you also need to look at the timing of your nap and when you get back to bed.
“Getting your morning nap early, for example, can help you get a more natural sleep and a better night’s slumber,” she adds.
Sleep can also improve the health of the gutIt’s been shown that sleep can help your immune system adapt to changes in the environment, says O’sConnor.
For example, people who are exposed to extreme amounts of pollen, for instance, have a greater risk of developing allergies.
“Some people also develop asthma and COPD.
So having a regular night’s naps and a few hours in bed can also help with those diseases,” says the sleep researcher.
While you won’t be able to control the changes in your immune systems that occur as you get older,