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Healthy sleep

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of the importance and benefits of sleep.
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A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of the importance and benefits of sleep

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided information about the process and purpose of sleep, and examined the ways in which factors that promote wakefulness and sleep combine to establish a normal circadian rhythm.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article discussed several theories relating to the function of sleep. I learned that sleep is considered beneficial for cellular repair and regeneration, energy conservation, and processing experiences and thoughts in such a way that they can be used in future.

Sustained sleep deficit is usually defined as consistently achieving less than six hours sleep per night, and is associated with

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