How well do you sleep?
Stress is essential to life and has been fundamental to the progression of the human species throughout our evolutionary past, driving the changes that allow us to prosper in a changing world. However, excess stress, the point where our various stressors exceed our ability to cope, is not healthy in the long term. It is managing this excess stress that must form part of any sensible strategy to secure good long term health and avoid lifestyle disease. We also know that quality sleep has enormous benefits on learning, memory, processing stress, managing immune systems, managing hunger and metabolism, and managing cardiovascular health, as well as avoiding the downsides of fatigue.