Video: Why Getting Enough Sleep Is So Important

Have you been burning the candle at both ends? With busy workdays, a buzzing social life, family commitments and even all those must-see series on TV, it can be hard to get to bed at a decent time. And that’s before you factor in hobbies, exercise and eating three meals a day! But skipping a few hours of sleep every night can have more of an impact than you think, including several negative long-term effects on your physical and psychological health.

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Twitter: No need to feel guilty next time you enjoy a weekend lie-in, as sleep is hugely important for regulating physical and psychological health. Getting enough of it can help limit the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, and even heart disease

Facebook: From demands at work during the week to fun-filled events on the weekend, not getting enough sleep is a common problem. However, aside from tiredness, not getting the recommended 7-9 hours can contribute to a whole host of problems, from depression to poor concentration.

Agent: As tempting as it is to pack your day (and night) full of activities, you should prioritise getting enough sleep too—lack of it can lead to high blood pressure, poor concentration, and more.