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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week: Are You Getting Enough ZZZ’s?

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We all want it and need it, but not everyone gets it. We’re talking about a good night’s sleep.  Did you have a good rest, last night? If not – and that’s happening on a regular basis – that could lead to some serious health issues, and more. Good sleep health is connected to good health. Sleeping is a necessity, but yet, many of us have a hard time falling asleep or even staying sleep. An estimated 10 percent of the population suffers from chronic insomnia. If you’re not getting enough sleep, talk to us about how we can remedy that and help you get your ZZZ’s.

The Importance of Good Sleep

Good sleep is a life-line and a crucial component to your overall wellness. How much sleep do you need? Sleep requirements may vary slightly from person to person, but in general, adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Anything less than that in a 24 hour period can be problematic.  Sleep deprivation is serious. Here’s how you can tell you’re not sleeping through the night:

  • You’re sleepy during the daytime.
  • You’re fatigued/sluggish.
  • You have memory problems.
  • You’re experiencing moodiness.
  • You have difficulty concentrating.
  • You’ll be more stressed.
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The lack of sleep leads to many health problems such as chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, a weakened immune system. In addition to health issues, not getting enough sleep can cause you to make mistakes at work, and on the road, which increases your risks for motor vehicle accidents. Sleep Awareness Week is a good time to change your ways and make sleep a priority.

Why are you having trouble sleeping? Some people can simply close their eyes and fall into a deep sleep, the second their head hits the pillow. Others – not so much.  Many reasons are blamed for difficulty sleeping – insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, pain, medications, alcohol, caffeine, anxiety, and worrying. Hormonal changes and menopause can also interrupt sleep patterns. You or your mate’s snoring can also be an issue, along with taking an extended nap during the daytime.

Best Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you have medical issues such as sleep apnea or other sleep disorders, talk to a doctor about how you can get a better night’s rest. But in the meantime, there are steps you can take towards remedying the situation on your own. Here are some suggestions:

Another way to manage your sleep is with our Wellness Fusion Treatment, a liquid burst of nutrients, given to you intravenously.  We offer several IV (intravenous) treatments for anti-aging, immunity and wellness, weight loss, athletic enhancement and recovery, detox, libido enhancer, and more. We can also customize treatments to meet your needs, including therapy to help you sleep better.  

Talks to Us About Getting Your Sleep

  • Stay on a sleep schedule, even on weekends. Limit naps to 30 minutes or less.
  • Exercise daily, which will help improve your sleep quality and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Avoid consuming caffeine late in the day.
  • Cut-down on blue light exposure – the blue light that’s emitted from computers or smartphones. Turn off the TV two hours before bedtime.
  • Adjust your room temperature – between 60- and 67-degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for sleeping. A room too hot or too cold will likely wake you up.

Nothing can compare to a restful night, and without it, you could be looking at some serious health issues. Talk to us now before it gets worse. Call us at (305) 823-2433 for an appointment or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to helping you get to dreamland.

March 7, 2019 5:31 am
Categories: Family Health