There is a wealth of evidence that supports the importance of sleep and its impact on our health and wellbeing. Good quality and quantity of sleep is vitally important in protecting us from severe health problems:
Despite the importance of sleep, we live in a society where sleep deprivation is common. It is estimated that the number of people not getting enough sleep is now four in ten4, representing the second most common health complaint after pain.5 The underlying importance of sleep in tackling many unhealthy behaviours, chronic conditions and diseases related to lifestyle needs to be acknowledged.
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