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Sleeping well without medicines
Adequate sleep is vital for your health, but can be hard to achieve when life is busy.
Sleeping problems are common, with up to 4 in 10 Australian adults not getting enough good-quality sleep.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your sleep.
Why is sleep important?
In short, you need sleep so your body and mind can function properly.
How much sleep do I need?
Most adults need about 8 hours of sleep per night.
Children and teenagers need more sleep than adults, while older people tend to sleep more lightly and for shorter time spans than when they were younger — despite needing the same amount of sleep as they did as young adults.
What can happen if you don’t get enough sleep?
In addition, not getting enough sleep can seriously affect a person’s health.
In conclusion, lack of sleep can even lead to premature death.