Sleep is important for both physical and mental health. The CDC reports that 1/3 of U.S. adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not enough sleep has been linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes. Poor sleep has also been linked to increased pain levels.
Healthcare providers have been using the phrase “sleep hygiene” to refer to common activities that can be done to improve your sleep and overall health. Learn more about the importance of sleep and tips for getting a better night’s rest below:
Sleep is an important part of your health so use these tips and try to get the best sleep you can. If you wake up with pain after a night’s sleep, it may be due to your sleep position. Schedule a free assessment to speak with our experts to learn about the best sleep positions for less neck and back pain.
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1. Sleep and Sleep disorders, CDC website. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/index.html
2. Irish LA, Kline CE, Gunn HE, Buysse DJ, Hall MH. The role of sleep hygiene in promoting public health: A review of empirical evidence. Sleep Med Rev. 2015;22:23–36. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2014.10.001