This one-page document illustrates the ways in which being well-rested can affect the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness are composed of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social wellness. Restful sleep affects our lives in a multitude of ways, all of which are beneficial. Poor sleep can affect work performance, eating habits, mood, and sociability. Poor work performance can affect our financial wellness, which can affect our mental wellness because of stress. Inadequate sleep has also been linked to unhealthy eating habits.

When we are well-rested, our mood improves and compels us to make healthier choices. Sleep also assists memory and attention span, which has positive effects on all dimensions of wellness. Stronger memory makes it easier to remember tasks to complete and other obligations. This resource is valuable for therapists, psychiatrists, care providers, medical professionals, and individuals interested in learning more about the benefits of sleep.

This resource was first shared in 2018.

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