Sleep is vital for our overall health. Sleep deprivation is not only a huge problem within the UK but worldwide.
We are now in the digital age, where people are using digital devices for several hours each day, unknowingly to their detriment.
Children aged 5-16 spend an average of 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen, compared to around 3 hours in 1995.
UK adults spend an average of 8 hours 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night sleep of 8 hour’s and 21 minutes.
Sleep deprivation causes memory impairment, increases stress, sabotages eating habits, which in turn affects your health, slows cognition, affects your ability to focus, affects your emotional state and decreases your conversational skills.
Benefits of sleep:
- Increased energy
- Sharper concentration
- Better decision making
- Improved memory
- Ability to manage stress
- Improved physical health
- Better immune system