The importance of Sleep for Mental Health & Wellness
Sleep is a critical pillar in achieving maximum mental health and overall wellness as well. While sleeping, our body does a lot of important work such as:
Processing the days information, creating our long-term memories
Protecting factors against heart disease, diabetes and strokes
Decreasing cortisol level
Helping body repairs itself
Stressful situations and worrying can impair sleep but having a regular bedtime, avoiding stimulants such as cigarettes, caffeine and electronic screens before going bed, as well exercising and eating well are essential habits for a good quality sleep.