We’ve all been there: Tossing and turning, worried about missing an early-morning flight, or thinking about tomorrow’s big meeting.
Lack of sleep is prevalent in the U.S. In fact, a recent study by the Center for Disease Control found that more than 2/3 of Americans are not getting adequate sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends at least 7 hours per night for adults aged 18 – 60.
We understand, the idea of sleeping for 7 solid hours may seem far-fetched. After all, we live in a 24-hour work and news cycle, not to mention the friends, family and social media that keep our brains going nonstop. But a steady dose of sleepless or restless nights can lead to physical and mental ailments, and increase the risk of serious disease.
Night after night of disrupted sleep can cause much bigger problems than irritability and forgetfulness. It can make you downright unhealthy. Here are some key ways lack of sleep can affect your health:
If getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night sounds like a dream to you, talk to Pomona Valley Health Centers about sleep disorder treatment. Whatever’s keeping you awake—insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, or work shift sleep problems—we can help. After learning all about you, your lifestyle and sleeping patterns, we’ll create a treatment plan to bring you better sleep.
And as always, PVHC offers complete healthcare for you and your family, from checkups to vaccinations to women’s health; urgent care to radiology and sports medicine.
Experience the difference our low-cost, hassle-free, high-quality healthcare can make in your life. To schedule an appointment in Claremont, Chino Hills, La Verne or Pomona, call 909-630-7829, or use our easy online form.
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