January 04, 2022
A new year brings a renewed focus on establishing healthy habits, and sleep is just as important for good health as diet and exercise.
Good sleep improves brain performance, mood and health. Sleep deprivation not only leaves you tired and grumpy in the morning, but poor sleep over an extended period of time can damage your immune system.
Your immune system also works most efficiently while you’re asleep because all of your body’s resources can focus on fighting off early signs of infection to keep you healthy. Everything from blood vessels to the immune system uses sleep as a time for repair.
Good, quality sleep is essential. Sleep helps prepare your brain to learn, remember, and create. Sleep deprivation can lead to depression, obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
National Sleep Foundation advises that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Babies, young children, and teens need even more sleep to enable their growth and development. People over 65 should also get 7 to 8 hours per night.
Deciding how much sleep you need means considering your overall health, daily activities, and typical sleep patterns.
You can improve your sleep habits and quality of sleep by starting with these 5 simple steps.
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