Getting Enough ZZZs?
By Megan McCannHealth and Wellness October 30, 2012
- Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents
- Research shows that sleep deprived individuals eat more unhealthy foods and are more likely to be obese
- Heightened risk of diabetes and heart disease
- Increased risk for psychiatric conditions including depression and substance abuse
- Decreased ability to pay attention, react to signals or remember new information
The good news is that we all have the ability to get our sleep back on track, once we recognize the need for improvement. Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of Northwestern Medicine Sleep Disorders Center, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about America’s sleep deficit and what we can do to fix it. Check out her Q&A.
If you think you have a sleep disorder or need help getting your sleep habits in order, the Sleep Disorders Center can help.