Research shows that a lack of consistent sleep is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, anxiety, and depression. Try setting a regular sleep schedule and disconnect from screens to wind down as you relax before bed. After a good nights rest we often have more energy to choose healthier lifestyle options and stay more focused.

Adults who consistently sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. They are also at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Not enough sleep can also affect mental health, causing symptoms of anxiety, and depression. (1)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine officially recommends seven or more hours of sleep per night to aid in preventing health risks. Combined with a heart healthy diet, and fitness routine more sleep may help us manage our weight! Another study published a week ago in JAMA, (click the link to read the full article) suggests that a good night’s sleep may have more to do with us sticking to our weight loss goals than we once thought!

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2788694

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Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/sleep.htm

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