May is Better Sleep Month!
Sleep is a crucial component of your overall health and a lack of sleep, particularly over time, can drastically impact physiological and cognitive functions. Studies even show that for every 45 minutes of sleep lost, there's a 5-10% decrease in proper body function/performance!
Some of the impacts on cognitive function may include:
Negative impact on memory
Greater potential for developing a moody temper
Lessens problem solving skills
Decreases reaction time
Increases stress response
The physiological impacts can be just as detrimental:
Weakens the immune system
Impacts the body's insulin release
Increases the risk of diabetes
Increases the risk of high blood pressure
Increases the potential for becoming more injury prone
And much more!
Get more quality sleep and improve your overall sleep habits today, to improve your health and well-being for tomorrow and beyond! Call (507) 836-6111 to learn more about how MCMC can help through our sleep medicine & sleep studies service offerings.