Make Sleep a Priority Chapter 17
- Make Sleep a Priority (VIDEO)
- Why Do We Need Sleep?
- We Sleep in Cycles (VIDEO)
- Your Inner Clock
- In Your Dreams
- Sleep Helps Your Body Rebuild
- Sleep and memory
- Sleep and Your Weight (VIDEO)
- Sleep Fights Weight Gain
- Sleep Keeps You Alert
- Sleep Helps Control Stress
- Could You Have Sleep Apnea? (VIDEO)
- The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
- Why Kids Need Their Sleep
- Seniors Need Sleep (VIDEO)
- Best Bets at Bedtime: Food
- Best Bets at Bedtime: Drink
- Best Bets at Bedtime: Exercise
- Sleep Gadgets and Gear
Seniors Need Sleep
Contrary to popular belief, seniors do not need less sleep. They simply tend to get less sleep. In adulthood and the senior years, more than one-third of the U.S. population reports inadequate or disrupted sleep. A lack of sufficient sleep can lead to many health complications, especially in the elderly. Sleep's role in memory processing and storage is vitally important, as seniors are naturally at risk for memory loss and dementia. Seniors who aren't getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night should let their medical professional know, and try to resolve the problem.
MAKE SLEEP A PRIORITY VIDEOS
The Importance of SleepSleep is not a luxury. It is essential to our fitness, memory, mood and overall health.
We Sleep in CyclesOur sleep progresses through four distinct cycles, and each plays a role in maintaining our health.
Sleep and Your WeightA good night's sleep keeps two important appetite-control hormones in balance.
Could You Have Sleep Apnea?This breathing disorder disrupts sleep and plays havoc with your health.
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Seniors Need SleepSeniors should still aim for about eight hours of sleep per night.
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Audrey Chun, MD - Geriatrician
Medical Director, Martha Stewart Center for Living Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
- Cynthia Geyer, MD
Medical Director Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- >James O. Hill, PhD
Director, Anschutz Health & Wellness Center University of Colorad
- Mark Liponis, MD
Director, Anschutz Health & Wellness Center University of Colorado
- Candace Pert, PhD
Neuroscientist and author
- Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD
University Medicine Alpert Medical School/Brown University
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