Having trouble falling or staying asleep? If so, you’re among the millions of people who experience insomnia. This common sleep disorder may only happen occasionally or it may be chronic. The lack of quality sleep it allows you to get not only makes you feel lousy and zaps energy levels, but it can be bad for your heart.
Here are some reasons why poor sleep affects your heart:
The link between sleep and heart health is strong enough that the American Heart Association has included sleep duration as an important factor necessary for maintaining cardiovascular health. And don’t think that if you haven’t been sleeping enough, you can simply make it up over the weekend or when you’re on vacation. It doesn’t appear to work like that. It’s important to not only get enough sleep, but to do so on a consistent basis, night after night.
Need help sleeping better? Here are tips that may help:
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