Sleep is a critical piece of the health and wellness puzzle.
According to Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine, most people lack adequate sleep and this can lead to both short and long-term consequences.
In the short term we may experience changes in judgement, mood, ability to learn and retain information. Chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, obesity and early mortality.
Wellness Wednesday Tip:
A good night's sleep begins by making sleep a priority...think of it as an investment in your health and well-being.
Start by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. A consistent routine will help your body know when it's time to sleep.
Did you know that the blue light emitted from electronic devices (cell phones, computers, televisions) lowers melatonin production which can disrupt the quality of sleep? So remember to "unplug" at least an hour before going to bed.
Please Join Caroline Sanchez RN, HWNC
our Health & Wellness Nurse Coach on Saturday May 26 as she discusses the importance of sleep and how it relates to our overall health and well-being.
She will also provide valuable tips to help you with a good night’s sleep and SWEET DREAMS!