Are you getting enough sleep?

Posted on April 11, 2019 by:

Sleep is an overlooked aspect of healthcare and overall wellness. Learning and adapting your sleeping patterns can help aid in a stronger immune system while giving you more energy and focus. Sleep is often overlooked in Western medicine, when is the last time your doctor asked you about your sleeping patterns?

Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. If you are struggling with this you should try to make changes to your routine. If you can’t find enough time to sleep notice any specific habits you have before bed; eating certain foods, electronic light exposure, etc. Work to find a system that works for you and turn it into a nightly ritual before going to bed.

Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good quality sleep on a regular schedule so you feel rested when you wake up. Getting enough sleep is directly correlated in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing lack of sleep or a sleep deficiency can be linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.

At MetroMD we strive to take a well-rounded approach to healthcare and want our patients to have a deeper understanding of their health. Learn more about our services and treatments on http://www.metromd.net (our website) or call us at 323-285-5300.

 

 

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