The health benefits of sleep are both varied and well known. We all need to have an adequate amount and quality of sleep so as to be able to function as we should on both mental and physical tasks.

Sleep is probably the best beauty treatment available to a person, allowing you to literally look younger overnight. This is probably the most superficial benefit of sleep. The other benefits are incredibly important, and as I already mentioned they are well known, and so I do not need to list them here.

The amount of sleep that is required varies from one person to the next and in many cases one person in a relationship is in risk of not getting enough sleep. It is all too easy to settle into a habit that doesn't really suit you when your partner or spouse is a person who requires less sleep than you. They awaken feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed, whilst you find yourself stirring slowly and sluggishly at their side.

They may well try to get up quietly and leave you resting a little while longer. If they are successful in sneaking out of the room and you remain in the same state of sleep then you are very lucky. Many people find themselves being disturbed by either sound or movement and then it can be difficult to return to an adequate depth of sleep. Alternatively, many people feel that they too should get up and start the day rolling, even though they feel tired and unenthusiastic about the day ahead.

The fact is that whatever your reasons are for settling for less sleep than is ideal for you as an individual, it is important to apply a cost/benefit analysis to your situation. Sleep is so very, very important. To not get sufficient sleep is very costly to your health, mind and equilibrium.

Many people have trouble getting to sleep. Their minds run on overtime or they become overtired and then miss the window that would ordinarily lead to sleep. Perhaps you have simply gotten out of the habit of sleeping well. If this is the case then meditation or hypnosis can be very helpful.

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation and is in fact the state between wake and sleep. In learning to use hypnosis you can also teach yourself how to relax, let go of troublesome thoughts and prepare yourself naturally for sleep. It is natural and easy. Simply by listening to a hypnosis mp3 download you can train your mind to expect to sleep and return to your natural and instinctive optimal sleep patterns.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis mp3 downloads for sleep, health and well-being.

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