More than one third of adults in the U.S. report getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each day. This podcast discusses the importance of getting enough sleep. Created: 3/8/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/8/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Sleep Awareness Week — March 5–11
Recorded: March 6, 2012; posted: March 8, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Getting enough rest is as important as diet and exercise for good health. However, more than one third of adults in the US report getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each day.
Insufficient rest can be associated with health problems, such as increased anxiety, symptoms of depression, and weight gain. Lack of sleep can also hinder your work performance and cause you to doze off while driving.
Good sleep habits include a cool, quiet sleep environment; going to bed and getting up at the same time every day; and avoiding alcohol and exercise close to bedtime.
If you're having trouble sleeping, talk to your health care provider.
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