We always hear that we need to get enough sleep, but many of us take that fact for granted. During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist discusses why sleep is crucial to self-improvement.
“So, why is sleep crucial to a happier and more productive person? Well sleep is important, as we’ve mentioned, for regulating our emotions and our cognition, our ability to accurately interpret our environment, to communicate with others and react appropriately to stressful situations is disrupted when we haven’t had enough sleep.
But lack of sleep also alters important chemicals in our brain and bodies that control the emotions. So these are some of the reasons why we see associations between sleep and depression, anxiety and a multitude of mental health difficulties. Getting better sleep is essential to being happier and more productive person.”
The full Q&A session with Dr Nicola Barclay is available on our YouTube channel here.