Sleep: Why It’s Important and How to Get More of It
Often adults joke about “I can sleep when I’m dead,” however the lack of sleep is having significant impacts on our brain and body health. Sleep should be considered one of the essential medications we give to ourselves each day. Having consistent quality sleep can prolong life, enhance memory, support healthy body weight, and reduce the risks for infections and other diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, and dementia. This handout will explain the consequences of not getting enough sleep and highlight ways to improve the amount of sleep achieved each night.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 4.8 MB.