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With current estimates of the UK sleep debt standing at £40.3 billion pounds annually and a widely acknowledged decline in physical and mental health, it is time sleep got the attention it deserves. This confirms the need to pay more attention to this most underrated asset of human vitality, productivity and performance. Knowing your sleep type is key to unlocking better sleep.
While ageing is inevitable, it still remains malleable, meaning the precise course that ageing takes is not predetermined but is actually a subject to variety of influences. Policymakers have so far neglected to take into account ageing, even though it poses a great challenge to society today. The focus has been on old age, rather than the actual process behind ageing. This leaves place for a new perspective, where policymakers should focus on the ageing process itself.