8 essential things to do before you go to work in the morning.

Firstly, make sure you are getting a good nights sleep. For Adults, the recommended hours needed to sleep is 7-8hrs a day. This can depend on daily physical and mental activities, and existing health problems. But, it is a great place to start. Remember, you know your body and what it needs. The problem is that we just don’t listen to our bodies anymore. Having just one week of insufficient sleep can adversely affect our genes which can lead to how we react to stress, how our body’s immune system responds, inflammation in the body is increased & our overall health is compromised. Reducing sleep by just 90mins for just one night can reduce daytime alertness by up to 32% (American Sleep Disorders Association)