Why Restorative Sleep Means a Healthier Heart

World Heart Day 29th September 2016 We all know how great a good night’s rest feels. We wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready for the day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern society, and the lack of restorative sleep is detrimental not only to our energy levels, but also to our hearts. According to a published 2015 study1, the average self-reported sleep duration has decreased from over 8 hours in the 1960’s to less than 6.5 hours in 2012, with 20–30% of middle aged Americans reporting sleep duration of less than 6 hours. Although it may feel like it, sleep cannot be considered as a waste of time. Sleep is an important activity to promote alertness, recharge [...]