The first months of the New Year make us all think about a fresh start and doing things differently. January and February are always a busy time in our spas and health clubs, with people looking to improve fitness and make time for relaxation.
The importance of a good night’s sleep has been in the news recently, with high-profile cases of extreme insomnia.
Napoleon, Florence Nightingale and Margaret Thatcher got by on four hours a night but most people do need more to avoid that alarm clock grogginess after a late night. No one is really sure why we need sleep. Some believe that sleep gives the body a chance to recuperate from the day's activities but in reality, the amount of energy saved by sleeping for even eight hours is tiny.