Make sure you’re getting seven to eight hours a night to promote your health.
Research has uncovered evidence that sleep is more critical to our health than previously suspected, and the lack of it is associated with increased risk of a number of medical problems. Make sure you’re getting seven to eight hours a night to promote your health. A surprising number of things can sabotage your sleep. Jacques R. Conaway, MD, medical director of the Sleep Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, shares his tips for resting easy.
When you don’t sleep well, your immune system can be compromised, making you more susceptible to infection, and in the long term, increasing your risk of getting diabetes, heart or vascular disease, or becoming obese.
Sleep deprivation is associated with increases in markers of inflammation, including cytokines and C-reactive protein. Many of these inflammatory processes affect your body’s ability to fight off infection and are associated with increased risk of heart disease.
If you follow these tips but continue to have sleep problems, you may have a sleep condition that requires medical attention. Speak with your primary care physician about a referral to the Sleep Center at MedStar Franklin Square. Don’t have a primary care physician? We can help. Call 443-777-7900 to find a physician near you.
To schedule an appointment, please call 443-777-8382.
Don’t have a primary care physician? We can help. Call 443-777-7900 to find a physician near you.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237