The average American needs between seven to nine hours of sleep a night to function at peak levels. However, we are only getting 6.1 hours of sleep a night. It may not seem like much but the difference between hours or even moments of sleep each night will make a huge difference in your overall health and well being. Because we do not get the proper sleep we need, at least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year. A person who doesn’t sleep properly is 20% more likely to die in 20 years, 3 times higher risk of catching a cold due to Impaired Immunity, and 5 times higher risk of developing depression. In this episode, Dr. Nandi undergoes a sleep apnea test and explores different sleep disorders with experts in the field.
If you or a loved one have the symptoms of any of these sleep disorders be sure to contact your doctor and get tested as sleep is essential for one’s overall health and safety.
Don’t be afraid to take a short nap. A NASA study among military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness 100%.
Learn to avoid common sleep enemies such as caffeine, smoking, eating Late, and other distractions that may keep you up at night.
Be your own health hero and develop a healthy sleep plan to ensure you get the rest you and your body needs.
Luisa Fernanda Bazan M.D., Henry Ford Health Systems
Lyle Victor M.D, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Laura Fabrizio, son suffers from narcolepsy
Nicholas Fabrizio, suffers from Narcolepsy
Karen Smoots, Suffers from sleep disorder
Peter Bedard, MA, C.Ht., Author, Convergence Healing