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Why is Sleep so Important?
  • Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Why is Sleep so Important?

We’ve all had mornings when it was tough to function because of a poor night’s sleep. But when those poor nights of sleep happen repeatedly, it can create serious health problems for us. Why sleep is so critical to good health is the theme of my newsletter this month.  

The information in this blog post will help you understand why sleep matters and how you can get the most benefit from your shuteye.

Please take a look at the video below, and if you have any questions or you want to know more about sleep and your health, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

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Your Health in the News

High Tech Data, Low Tech Solutions

Are you hooked on your health tracker? If so you’ve probably played around with its sleep monitoring functions to learn more about the quality of your sleep. You can take this feature to the next level with any of these smart mattress covers to evaluate all sorts of aspects of your time under the covers. 

Of course, the data is only as good as what you do with it. If you find your sleep quality is lacking, it’s a good idea to make efforts to improve it through “sleep hygiene.” Sleep hygiene refers to your routine surrounding going to bed and waking up. This routine is surprisingly low tech - no need for a wearable health tracker or fancy mattress pad to take these steps recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Go ahead and try a few to see if you wake up feeling a little more refreshed.

On the Menu

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Besides their delicious flavor, almonds also deliver a small dose of melatonin - the hormone that helps regulate sleep. Though almonds in the evening may not cure your sleeping woes, why not give this delicious Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe a try?

Between the spinach, the strawberries, and the almonds, you’ll be getting a large dose of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. And even if the melatonin doesn’t put you to sleep at night, good nutrition goes a long way toward overall good health. Give it a try.