Sleep plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, with a significant impact on both our physical and mental health.
Research has indicated a direct association between well-being and good sleep. When individuals experience restful and sufficient sleep, they tend to report higher levels of well-being and a greater sense of overall satisfaction.
Furthermore, good sleep can help mitigate the impact of psychosocial risk factors. This relationship is likely to be bidirectional, with disturbed and insufficient sleep contributing lower levels of well-being, and positive psychological states promoting better sleep.
Health issues correlated with insufficient sleep
These consequences include:
- Weakened immune system
- Memory issues
- Risk for heart disease
- Risk for cancer
- Increased risk for Diabetes
- Increased risk for Obesity
Tips to improve your sleep
- TED (2019, June 03). Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuIMqhT8DM
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. (2022). What Are Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency? Retrieved May 31, 2023, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/sleep-deprivation#:~:text=Sleep deficiency is linked to,adults%2C teens%2C and children