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This long list will put you to sleep fast!

According to Dr. Jean Claude Nerette more recent studies and a growing body of evidence suggest that not only the amount of sleep, but also at what time you go to bed can have a significant impact on your health and contribute to the following issues.

Are you ready for the list?

Obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological problems, premature aging, reduced productivity/ performance and creativity, immune function (gut bacteria), increased risk of cancer/tumors, osteoporosis, mental health conditions, impaired regulation of emotions, pain related conditions, susceptibility to stomach ulcers and many other undesirable goodies.

In 2022, fifty to seventy million adult Americans suffered from sleep disorders even when experts recommend 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep for adults 18 years and older. Also, going to bed no later than 10, ideally 8pm is important, since it is suspected that it affects the body’s 24-hour internal clock. Therefore, the time you go to bed may disrupt your circadian rhythm causing adverse health consequences. 

To put this issue in perspective, cardiovascular disease alone kills 12,000 Americans a week, which is far more than COVID-19 at 8,279 per week in 2021 as reported by the CDC!

Are you awake now?

 

DrNerette@bellissimomedical.com

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