Did you catch this piece on our favourite digital publication, RTE.ie?
Not getting enough shut-eye? Tossing and turning all night, going down wormholes of worry, and waking up bleary-eyed, sluggish and moodier with brain fog? It sounds familiar to many of us right now.
Our relationship with sleep can be complicated. This basic biological and restorative necessity can affect the way we think, move, eat and live on a day-to-day basis. But throw in screen time, and information overload, overly caffeinating, stress and a dose of anxiety, and our usually well-oiled bodies can take a serious hit.
In the short term, poor sleep affects our energy levels, brains, hormones and nervous systems. In the long term, it sets us up for some serious health risks.