By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
January 8, 2018
- Want to fall asleep faster?
- How your devices are messing with your sleep
- Amber-tinted glasses may provide relief for insomnia
When I was growing up there weren’t any smartphones or tablets. And once the television went off the air at midnight, the house went dark. Everyone was tucked in for tonight.
My how things have changed! These days, people are snuggled up with their personal devices or watching their flat screen TVs well into the wee hours of the morning. And it’s not only ruining their sleep, it’s destroying their health.
If you’re not getting a full seven or eight hours of quality sleep each night, you already know you’re going to muddle through the next day. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that poor sleep is associated with all sorts of chronic health conditions – ones that you want nothing to do with.
This includes some pretty serious health issues, such as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, a 75% greater chance of developing diabetes and higher odds of cognitive decline.
Lack of sleep also leads to chronic inflammation, depression and weight gain – which further increase your risk of falling prey to dangerous health conditions.
And here’s the thing. Continue reading