Expert advice on sleep

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Professor Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science at Northumbria University:

“My advice is to regularly make time to escape, both mentally and physically, from your everyday surroundings so you can re-charge and refocus properly. Interestingly, not enough sleep also leads to increased levels of ghrelin (the hormone that regulates hunger) and decreased levels of leptin (the hormone that lets you know you are full) thus we crave high calorie foods, which ultimately leads to weight gain. It’s amazing how a lack of sleep can affect your wellbeing and performance at home and at work. Even more amazing is seeing the difference in what people can do and achieve after they have broken the constant cycling between physical and emotional exhaustion.”

Join Professor Jason Ellis at Tring on the Beating Insomnia: Successful Sleep programme, 7th - 9th March and 20th -  22nd June 2014.