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Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining optimal health and can significantly impact life expectancy. It is essential for various bodily functions, including the restoration of physical health, the consolidation of memory, and the regulation of emotions. Adequate sleep is also crucial for the immune system, helping to fend off infections and diseases, and plays a key role in metabolic health, influencing weight management, and reducing the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

Lack of sleep, on the other hand, has been linked to a host of negative health outcomes. Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with increased risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Furthermore, sleep deprivation can lead to impaired cognitive function, reduced concentration, and decreased productivity.

Given its profound impact on health and well-being, prioritizing sleep is as important as diet and exercise. Strategies to improve sleep hygiene, such as establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a comfortable sleep environment, and minimizing screen time before bed, can significantly enhance sleep quality and, by extension, overall health and life expectancy.

Sleep News

Sleeplessness can make you feel 10 years older, study finds

New Scientist - 27-Mar-2024

Getting enough sleep is the secret to feeling younger and healthier


The more you rely on energy drinks, the higher the risk of insomnia

The Guardian - 22-Jan-2024

Both men and women had trouble sleeping the more they drank them


People with regular sleep patterns have a lower risk of death

Live Forever Club - 26-Nov-2023

Interventions aimed at improving sleep regularity could be a valuable strategy


Ingestible electronic pill detects sleep apnea and opioid overdoses

New Scientist - 17-Nov-2023

Revolutionary pill that could save lives by alerting for serious medical conditions

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Voted the UK's best weighted blanket - feel better, sleep better


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Under the pillow device uses brainwave patterns to prompt good sleep


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Noise-cancelling earphones for improved sleep

Why We Sleep


Book written by Matthew Walker providing the vital importance of sleep and dreaming

John Groeger

Head of Sleep Well Science at Nottingham Trent University

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem


Book providing information about sleep problems and sleep disorders written by Harvey R. Colten

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