Getting “good sleep” means more than feeling rested and refreshed the next day. Sleep is an integral part of holistic health and is directly tied to wellness in other facets of our life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans are chronically sleep-deprived with over 33 percent of people in the U.S. not getting enough sleep. Even more are getting disrupted, subpar, and low-quality sleep.
Lack of good sleep has been linked to increased blood pressure, higher rates of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, excess weight, and more. Patients undergoing menopause can experience low-quality sleep due to fluctuating hormones, and poor sleep is also connected to mental and emotional health. Lack of proper sleep has been linked to an increase in depression and anxiety, and interferes with spending quality time with friends and family or performing your best at work. Sleep is a necessity—not a luxury. Learn more about the many sleep disorders treated at The Insomnia and Sleep Institute and how sleep is affecting your health and life.