World Sleep Day

18 March

Sleep is a very important aspect of everyone’s health and wellbeing. But one that is often overlooked, replaced by that extra scroll on social media. This is why the slogan for World Sleep Day 2022 is Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World, which encourages people to think about how better quality sleep can improve their mental health and general wellbeing.

In terms of managing stress, getting a good night’s sleep is crucial, but it can also help us in managing the emotional effects of any chronic liver conditions we may be diagnosed with. When we sleep well, reduce our stress, and feel better, many aspects of our mental and physical health improve.

Some tips for improving your quality of sleep include:

  • Going to sleep and waking up at the same times every day
  • Not drinking caffeinated drinks before bed
  • Making sure your room is well ventilated during the night
  • Reducing screentime 1 hour before going to bed

Losing a single night’s sleep may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver (source). So it is important we prioritise sleep whenever we can!

To learn more about World Sleep Day click here.

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