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Treat yourself to a nap for World Sleep Day

DOWN TIME: Sarah Broadhurst has a quick nap at work, but she had permission from her boss.
DOWN TIME: Sarah Broadhurst has a quick nap at work, but she had permission from her boss. Peter Holt

TODAY is the perfect day to make sure you fit in an extra few minutes of shut-eye or even an afternoon nap.

World Sleep Day today in an initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle.

That's why Sarah Broadhurst, at Super Amart Mackay, chose a big, comfy bed to have a quick rest in celebration of the event. She'll probably sleep in today as she has the day off.

An international initiative to increase awareness and provide education on all aspects of sleep health, the event is organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM).

World Sleep Day is intended to be a celebration of sleep.

Committee co-chair Antonio Culebras said this year's slogan was 'Restful sleep, easy breathing, healthy body'.

"In the absence of easy breathing and a restful sleep, a healthy body cannot be maintained," he said.

"Sleep periods should not be interrupted."

The Sleep Health Foundation has a few recommendations if you want to have a good night's sleep.

These include developing a sleep pattern by going to bed at the same time each night.

The foundation said most adults needed about eight hours sleep every night, although some required more and some less.

They also stress the need to turn off your TV, computer and other distractions.

Topics:  health sleeping



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