Recent research shows that sleep is something that is connected to our general health and wellbeing in more ways than we ever imagined. Did you know the average person will probably spend 26 years of their life sleeping? Sleep plays an important role in your physical health e.g. sleep is involved in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. An ongoing lack of sleep can shorten your life expectancy and is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. So, it is clear that the cost of all those sleepless nights is more than just bad moods and a lack of focus at work.