Sleep. You don't really appreciate it until you become a shift worker or a parent which is practically the same thing without pay right? Clocking in some quality shut eye is one of the best things you can do for your body because while you're sleeping, your body finally has some time to restore, heal and rejuvenate.
If you've ever had a bad night, or stayed up all night, you know that the next day is going to be struggle.
A CQ University study into the sleep patterns of Australians surveyed thousands of Aussies on their night time habits. It revealed that 96 percent of respondents woke feeling tired and almost 40 percent of them had fallen asleep at their desk or during a meeting.
According to the Sleep Foundation 18 per cent of adults regularly sleep less than six hours per night and 20 percent suffer chronically from poor sleep, half of these from a sleep disorder and the remainder from poor sleep habits
According to Professor David Hillman, President, Sleep Health Foundation, at least nine per cent of serious road crashes are due to fatigue, equaling to 25,920 injuries per annum with associated costs of $277,912.00 per accident. In the workplace there are currently 9,584 fatigue related injuries per annum, each costing $131,912.00.
I'm sure if there was a study on sleep deprivation and divorce rates, there would be some relationship there too.
There are a few things you can do to ensure you're getting the most out of your sleep however.
There's a little saying I like to go by, if you can't tone it, tan it! I won't lie, I'm quite partial to sporting a year round tan. There is something about having that sun-kissed glow that makes you feel and look a little leaner, and dare I say a tad sexier. The good news is that with all the amazing advancements in natural skin care products, you can get that glow without worrying about nasty toxins, sun damaged skin or looking like an Oompa Loompa. Here is my pick of the best natural tanning essentials to get your through this winter and beyond!
Has this ever happened to you? You're all pumped up about going to a gym class and need a workout buddy, you call your BFF (naturally) and she's not feeling it. Need a movie date to a new chick flick, speed dial your BFF and she's not there. If you're a mum, have you ever made plans with your fellow BMF (best mum friend) and she cancels on you because her baby is sick, or she's just having a bad day. If you have said yes to any of the above you generally have three options... go on your own, call in the B team, or completely cancel and eat a tub of ice cream because you feel rejected (or is that just me). Never again ladies! Your new BFF could be just a swipe away!
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