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December 29, 2017

Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge for the New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 12:01 pm

Dallas' 30-Day Sleep Challenge

Make Sleep a Priority in 2018

Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge

Dates: January 13-February 11, 2018

Challenge is FREE & open to all Dallas-area adults

Register Here

 

2018 is upon us and many of us are thinking about ways to improve our health and well-being in the coming year. Health goals typically revolve around diet and exercise, which are indeed important, but even more foundational to our health is SLEEP. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 3 American adults don’t get the recommended 7 or more hours per night of sleep.

Why Sleep Is Important

Sleep is essential for preserving and restoring our mental and physical health. During sleep, our body goes to work repairing the wear and tear we put it through every day. It boosts the immune system, helps muscles recover, and gives our heart and other metabolic systems an opportunity to rest. Sleep also promotes healthy and optimal brain functioning and maximizes productivity. In order to maintain a healthy brain, you need sufficient sleep to allow pathways to be formed and information to be processed.

Quality sleep provides for:

  • Improved memory, concentration & productivity
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Healthy weight maintenance and/or weight loss support
  • Stress reduction
  • Mood support
  • Lower risk of depression, heart disease, stroke & diabetes
  • Immune function support

Sleep Deprivation

In the short term, a lack of sleep increases your risk of getting sick, harms heart health, promotes gain weight, and leads to problems with alertness, memory and motivation. Long-term sleep deprivation carries even more serious risks, including a higher risk for cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, and elevated blood pressure levels. Furthermore, sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk of injury or death as a result of workplace and roadway accidents. According to the National Sleep Foundation, driving while drowsy is equivalent to drunk driving, making sleep deprivation a public health risk.

Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge

With the support of nationally renowned sleep expert Dr. Kent Smith, you can join a community of others in the Dallas area for the FREE 30-day focus on improving sleep habits. Some of the benefits include: an expert sleep plan, weekly mini-challenges, and personalized support from Dr. Kent Smith. Learn more about the FREE challenge and register here.