Giving our bodies enough time to rest and recover is key for maintaining good health. This podcast discusses the importance of sleeping at least seven hours a night. Created: 2/18/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/18/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Get Enough Sleep
Prevalence of Healthy Sleep Duration among Adults — United State, 2014
Recorded: February 16, 2016; posted: February 18, 2016
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Giving our bodies enough time to rest and recover is key for maintaining good health. Adults should get at least seven hours of sleep each night. Too little sleep is associated with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even death. Insufficient sleep can also impact our mental alertness, which can result in motor-vehicle crashes, work-related accidents, and loss of productivity. Make sleep a priority and stick to a consistent schedule, even on the weekends. Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bed. If you’re having trouble getting adequate sleep, talk to your health-care provider.
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