We all know sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. While duration is key, with the sweet spot being around 7–8 hours, sleep quality is often overlooked. Justin Jones, Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health, explains how poor-quality sleep can affect us, and what you can do to improve your sleep.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 11 October 2021

Sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing, yet millions of us struggle to get enough of it. Nuffield Health found that 55% of people aren't getting enough sleep. Louise Wright, Physiology National Lead, explains how the effects of sleep deprivation could be more significant than simply having bags under your eyes, and provides tips on how to improve your sleeping environment and habits.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Friday 18 March 2022

These cognitive behavioural therapy techniques retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night. Brendan Street explains the basic formula.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Taking these simple steps to improve your sleeping environment could rid you of restless nights.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Exercise can have a positive impact on your sleep quality, if done correctly. Physiologist Michael Dymond explains.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Sleeping well is essential for your health and wellbeing, but many of us struggle to get quality sleep. Physiologist Jade Wells provides her tips for having a good night of restorative sleep.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

Getting a good night's sleep isn't just about having energy for the day ahead, it has real effects on your health. Physiologist Jade Wells explains.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016