Our speedy, productivity-obsessed world tends to overlook sleep, even view it as a kind of necessary evil. Nothing could be further from the truth! Professor Matt Walker has this to say in his TED talk:
Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity. It is your life-support system, and it is Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality.
We looked at the perils of poor sleep and the steps we can take to sleep more soundly, which include:
- How even small amounts of meditation and mindfulness can improve sleep
- Going to bed at the same time every day
- Keeping your bedroom cool (18 Celsius/65 Fahrenheit or less for most people)
Bonus: What causes insomnia?