Listen to Shelley Crawford, an EMCC Global Accredited Master Practitioner and Accredited Supervisor, talk about how to improve the quality of your sleep. 
In this video, I'll be talking to you about why sleep is important, why doctors care about your sleep, and when to seek medical support to help you sleep better.  
Hi, I'm Shelley Crawford, and I'm an internationally accredited coaching psychologist and wellbeing trainer. I work with organisations all over the world to help their people manage their wellbeing. There are some important benefits of a good night's sleep, which is why doctors consider a good night of sleep so important. A good night of sleep not only helps you to think more clearly, it can make your immune system stronger so you can fight off illness better. It can enhance your mood, so it's good for body and brain health. Good sleep is not a luxury. It's an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Just like eating healthy foods, taking an after dinner walk, or flossing your teeth, getting adequate sleep requires time and discipline. Many people ask me how many hours sleep they should have. Like anything in life, this can be different for everyone. Some research says that tiny babies need to sleep approximately 17 hours out of every 24. A healthy adult needs between 7 to 9 hours per night, and elderly people average around 6 hours per night. 
However, whilst you might sleep for the required amount of time, it might not be good quality sleep. The good news is that some of the factors contributing to a good quality sleep can be controlled and influenced by you, and we'll go into more depth on this later. Generally, Actually, if you have slept well, you will find that you have a reasonable amount of energy after waking up. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. Sleeping well is part of a healthy lifestyle. You and your doctor can then take positive steps to help you sleep better. If you feel you need more support or things deteriorate for you, please get hold of your doctor or otherwise, log in to your log into your Verve portal and click the link to request a survey. You will then be able to access all the support you need. 
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