Updated: Aug 28
A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. It is one of the six pillars of leading a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is not just passive, there are several active processes occurring during sleep. It helps with body healing, DNA repair, proper functioning of the immune system and emotional regulation, just to name a few. Impaired sleep leads to:
Elevated blood pressure and increased cardiovascular mortality risk
Unfortunately, sleep time and sleep quality have decreased over the past few decades. Poor sleep and insomnia are very common complaints that I hear in my practice. Here are some tips to help with your sleep. This list is not exhaustive, and there are specific recommendations for different types of sleep issues (examples: delayed sleep onset, waking too early, fragmented sleep in the middle of the night).
Here are my tips
These tips will help you get a better night’s sleep. If you have further sleep concerns, please discuss these with your primary care physician.