What is intelligent rest and how to prioritise it

Valeri Teh

In light of World Sleep Day this month, this week’s guest post features Valerie Teh, Calmer’s Client Manager and Self-Care Practitioner, who shares her expertise on how to explore and embrace intelligent rest to enhance quality sleep and nurture your overall wellbeing.

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