Thursday, 25 September 2014

Are you getting enough sleep?

Most of us know that skimping on sleep wears down your body in so many ways. The power of sleep should not be underestimated and if you are not getting enough sleep you will know that it can have a detrimental impact on your ability to concentrate, to learn new skills or at least complete a full a day in the office!

All this is bad enough without piiling on the results of a recent study published in Psychological Science which found that sleep deprivation is actually linked to false memories. Among the 193 people tested, those who got 5 or fewer hours of sleep for just ONE night were significantly more likely to say they'd seen a news video when actually they hadn't. The authors of this study also noted that false memories in the form of eyewitness misidentifications are thought to be the number one cause of wrongful convictions in the USA. Clearly the consequences of sleep deprivation are far reaching!

This study also discovered that students were more prone to the researchers' false suggestions when they hadn't slept more than 5 hours. The authors of the study suggest that this is due to the fact that sleep deprivation leads to problems encoding new information.

So if you are looking to embark on learning something new, to be able to give a reliable account of something that happened or even look after your own health at the very least, make sure you are getting at LEAST 5 hours of sleep every night.

If you have trouble getting to sleep or if you suffer with distrubed sleep in the night, having a course of hypnotherapy could help you improve both the quality and quantity of your sleep. Find out how by calling Christy on 07527 567245 or email:

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