Channel Islanders are being encouraged to improve the quality of their sleep in an initiative launching in September, as evidence suggests that up to two-thirds of us may be unable to achieve a restful night’s sleep.
The Channel Islands Sleep Challenge, designed by sleep specialist Daniel White, is sponsored by We Talk Wellbeing and Marbral Advisory. Earlier this year these two businesses partnered to launch a suite of wellbeing consultancy services that support organisations and their people.
Founder of Sleep Better Live Better, Daniel White, has years of experience helping people to make positive lasting lifestyle changes. Daniel considers that high quality sleep has never been more important, as the pandemic continues to affect it and our overall wellbeing.
Daniel commented: “Especially when we’re stressed, or have disrupted daily routines, sleep is absolutely vital to maintaining a strong immune system and our ability to cope with the challenges we face. It’s worrying to see trends of poor sleep during this time, but there are many tools, techniques and simple lifestyle changes that can help you fall asleep more easily and sleep more deeply”.
The Channel Islands Sleep Challenge starts on 13 September for 30 days. It has been carefully designed to provide the necessary learning, practice, support and accountability to establish new lifestyle habits and improve sleep quality.
Founder of We Talk Wellbeing, Dr Glenda Rivoallan, said: “One of the number one issues I observe in the clients we work with is that they struggle to consistently get a good night’s sleep. Many people underestimate the power of restful sleep – it’s the first step to improving wellbeing – when we improve the quality of sleep, everything else gets easier. Sponsoring Daniel’s challenge was a natural fit for us as we’re passionate about wellbeing, and to be truly well starts with getting a good night’s sleep, every night”.
Leonie McCrann of Marbral said “In this climate, many of us are working more from home and we are seeing a blurring of the lines between work and home life. People are reporting that they are working longer hours, often late into the night to balance their new work/life commitments.
“This has a major impact on our time for sleep, which in turn impacts our productivity and ability to self-motivate which can have a destructive cyclical effect. Research shows that lack of sleep results in sub-par work, requiring re-work and increasing workloads. This is not good news for the wellbeing of individuals, companies and society as a whole. We need to recognise this and break this cycle now”.
Daniel added: “When we sleep better, we feel better and our mental and physical health is able to flourish. We wake feeling energised, refreshed and fully alive, and through this challenge it’s my mission to improve the way that everyone in the Channel Islands sleeps”.
To register for the Channel Islands Sleep Challenge please click here (please note that the cost for the event is from £123 per person).