Sleep and your Heart: New Study Confirms Sleep Loss Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by Amber Cloves on

Another reason to invest in your rest!

A new study published by PLOS Biology has found that regularly broken, or disrupted sleep can lead to atherosclerosis - which is a buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on your artery walls (plaque), which can restrict blood flow, and lead to clots.

Improving your sleep quality can thus improve your chances of preventing Cardiovascular Disease.

Here are some easy ways to improve your sleep:

1️⃣ Routine! ⏰ Wake up at the same time every day and go to bed when you're tired. Keeping a routine even though you may be stuck at home will help with sleep.⠀
2️⃣ Scrap nap time. If you sleep in the afternoon, you may find yourself more alert through the night. If you want to nap, try to keep it under 1hr. 💤⠀
3️⃣ Only get into bed at bedtime 🌜⠀
4️⃣ Buy good quality pillows and mattresses.🛌 Investing in your rest means looking at your mattress, pillows, and blankets. Ask yourself: Are they worn out? Do I wake up sore or tired? Is my body supported properly? Luckily, there are many places you can order new pillows and mattresses online from the comfort of your home.⠀
(Mediflow can ship directly to you!)  ⠀

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