March 14-20 is National Sleep Awareness Week

March 14-20 is National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness WeekSleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and fight off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. Observing sleep month allows an opportunity for you to look at your sleep habits and how much it impacts your overall health and well-being. The National Sleep Foundation stress that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and less may pose serious consequences to a person’s health and safety.

  1. Poor sleep can lead to higher body weight
  2. Good sleep can improve production and concentration
  3. Not enough sleep can lead to Heart Disease and Stroke
  4. Sleep affects Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes
  5. Sleep improves your immune function

Speak with your health professional for any unusual sleep patterns and recommendations.

Have a good sleep month. https://www.thensf.org/sleep-awareness-week/saw2021/

 

Written by LaVella Head

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