Benefits of a good night's sleep

A good night’s sleep is much more than just the promise of feeling great in the morning.  There are substantial benefits through the short, medium and long terms for both our mental and physical health.

Diet and exercise have for many years been heralded as the pillars of good health.  And it is absolutely true that they are important, however, sleep is the bedrock on which those pillars stand.

Over the last 20 years, with the availability of the fMRI scanner to monitor blood flow through the brain, a vast amount of research has given neuroscientists an insight into just how important sleep is to us.