Summer brings long, warm evenings and a hive of social activity. And while this is a time to enjoy- it is these types of lifestyle and environmental changes that can disrupt our sleep patterns and mood. To help provide some advice about better sleep this summer, we have joined forces with sleep expert Dr Karyn O'Keeffe and wellness blogger Libby Matthews.
"A lack of sleep can have a major impact on mood, concentration, memory and quality of life," says Dr O'Keeffe. "But changing one habit at a time can make a big difference in the long run."
Libby Matthews explains "Good sleep has a large role to play in empowering me to feel my very best, along with good nutrition and exercise."
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Karyn O'Keeff is a Research Fellow at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University, Wellington, where she splits her time between research and teaching. She is a physiologist with considerable clinical experience in monitoring sleep and managing sleep disorders. Her current research interests include fatigue-related risk in healthcare professionals, and improving sleep haealth in the general population.
Co-founder of health and wellness blog Julia & Libby, Libby Matthews is a qualified naturopath and nutritionist with a passion for all things that nourish the mind, body and soul. Together with her sister Julia, she runs workshops around New Zealand to educate woman on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Find out more about the Sealy Posturepedic Exquisite bed Libby is sleeping on here.