BENEFITS OF QUALITY SLEEP
Over the last decade, we have become more aware of the impact poor sleep has on our health. Both the quality and quantity of our sleep affects virtually every part of our waking hours. With mindfulness around sleep a growing trend, we spoke to Dr Alex Bartle, of the Sleep Well Clinic, to give us some insights into some of the key health benefits of sleep. Before starting the Sleep Well Clinic 20 years ago, Dr Bartle worked as a GP for almost 30 years, gaining extensive experience treating sleep and related health issues. Now, with 10 clinics across the country, his practice specialises in a range of sleep issues including sleep apnea, night terrors, insomnia and even midnight eating. Evidence shows the average adult needs between seven and eight hours of sleep each night, though this varies with each person and some people can need as much as nine or as low as six. With proper habits and regular, good quality sleep, you’ll be more likely to function well in your waking hours and experience the benefits a good night’s sleep can offer.