4 Women’s Health Myths… #4
Written by Dr. Sean Medlin and Dr. Krystal Czegus / Updated on August 3, 2017 / 0 comments
Take a look at the final Myth that we are going to debunk for women’s health month:
4. Your body requires more sleep as you age.
Our sleep does seem to change as we age – but we don’t require less of it! Women need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night – sleep is critical to help rebuild and restore. While we may not sleep as deeply or uninterrupted as we did in our 20’s and 30’s…our body’s need for sleep doesn’t change.
Many of my patients report disrupted sleep patterns. Cortisol can be a primary factor in keeping you awake when you want to fall asleep or waking you before you’d like! Evaluating and managing your stress levels are so important to your sleep cycle!
Good sleep hygiene practices include:
Keep your room dark. Light blocking shades are helpful. Cover alarm clocks or electronics with LED lights.
Exercise early in the day.
Turn off all electronics one hour before bed.
Keep reading material light – disturbing books can affect your sleep!
Eat your last meal of the day several hours before bed.
Insure your bedroom is a comfortable temperature.
There’s certainly a lot of information out there concerning our health – I urge you to listen to your inner self. Listen to what feels right to you – investigate if you are interested – or disregard messages which don’t resonate with you. Use your inner wisdom to decide what is good for you.
Yours in Health,
Team at CCC
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