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“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” -Thomas Dekker
We tend to think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down. But this is not the case; sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. Sleep is a critical function and we need it Sleeping Problems
One of the vital roles of sleep is to help us solidify and consolidate memories. As we go about our day, our brains take in an incredible amount of information. These facts and experiences need to be processed and stored which generally happens while we sleep. Overnight, bits and pieces of information are transferred from more tentative, short-term memory to stronger, long-term memory—a process called "consolidation." Researchers have also shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. 
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Our bodies all require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue and synthesize hormones.
A few things you can do to help aid in your sleep:
Image on the left was created by Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service
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Restless sleep can also be associated with back and neck pain. Our chiropractors can advise you to relieve back pain, breathing problems, and restless leg syndrome. Many of our patients have commented about changes to their sleep.
At Reflex Health we offer a sleep advice service where we can: