Sleep Hygiene: Rest Assured

One of the most important things to keep us healthy in both body and mind is sleep. But as we strive to juggle families, work and living clean and sustainable lives, the amount of sleep we get is easy to neglect and its quality is often the first thing to suffer.

Sleep plays a far more important role in our lives than simply giving us the energy to live more self-reliant lives. Getting an adequate amount of good-quality sleep goes a long way in protecting us from illness and disease, too, as well as warding off the negative impacts associated with sleep deprivation which can affect our memory, decision-making and even our vision. If we want to be productive in the world and be able to use our time and energy improving ourselves, our communities and our planet, we need to treat sleep as sacred, and make conscious decisions around prioritising a good night’s sleep.