Getting Your ZZZ's

If you toss and turn at night, you’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Growing research indicates that chronic lack of sleep increases your risk of cardiovascular disease (along with obesity, diabetes, and infections). Sleep gives your heart and vascular system a much-needed rest. Your heart rate and blood pressure progressively slow as you enter deeper sleep.

CommonHealth’s new sleep education program will take a closer look at what may be interfering with your “sweet dreams” and increasing your risk of heart disease. We will address why sleep is needed, what sleep does for our bodies, how sleep keeps our hearts healthy, good sleep hygiene, and planning ahead for your best night’s sleep. Schedule a program with your Regional Coordinator today. You will be on your way to restful nights and productive, healthy days.