The government is launching a campaign to encourage middle age people to sleep more. Scientists in Surrey found that people who get less than six hours sleep have changes to 700 different genes, possibly explaining why they suffer from a range of health problems.
Public Health England are encouraging adults between the ages of 40-60 to get more sleep. Apparently, this age range is the most sleep-deprived group.
I have often thought that people underestimate the benefits of sleep. It isn’t wasted time as I have heard some say, but invaluable time when your body and mind recuperate. So important for all of us who like to keep active.
More early nights from now on is on the cards for me!!