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Sleep is Essential for Health

World Sleep Day

15th March 2024

Know your Sleep

Just like eating well and exercising, sleep is a behavior that is foundational to one’s physical, mental, and social well-being. Are you putting any thought into your sleep?

Three elements of good quality sleep are:

1. Duration: The length of sleep should be sufficient for the sleeper to be rested

and alert the following day.

2. Continuity: Sleep periods should be seamless without fragmentation.

3. Depth: Sleep should be deep enough to be restorative.

Sleep is essential to health. It is a critical pillar of health, like nutrition and physical activity:

- Sleep helps clear waste from the brain and promote brain health

- Sleep supports brain health, and brain health supports sleep

- Sleep supports immune health, and immune health supports sleep

- Sleep helps the immune system to clear bacteria and viruses 

- Sleep helps to recycle old cells and maintain our bodies and energy levels 

- Sleep health is unevenly distributed across populations and is an important target for improving health equity

- Poor sleep health can have multiple significant impacts on human health

Poor sleep health has been linked to many health consequences to include:

- Obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular mortality

- Lower immune response, creating greater susceptibility to infections

- Certain sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder that are associated with cognitive impairment, dementia, risk of seizures, and increased risk of stroke

- Reduced reaction times, impaired judgment, and cognitive impairment

- Drowsiness which can impair safe driving even if the driver does not fall asleep


We are distributing the following flyer to all new users and all sleep patients we visit during the month of March.

Sleep Webinars - if you would like more information on attending one of our Sleep Webinars, please complete this form

World Sleep Day 2024

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