Sleep tips from SRMC to keep heart healthy – SalemNews.net


Feb 26, 2022
SALEM – Good sleep helps the mind and body recharge and is especially important for those with a heart condition. A good night’s rest eases stress on the heart, as blood pressure and heart rates go down during sleep. The Salem Regional Medical Center is providing the following information in recognition of Heart Month.
Tips to Sleep Better
• Keep a regular schedule for going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
• Avoid large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime.
• Reduce the use of electronic devices like smartphones and TVs in the bedroom.
• Find time to exercise during the day.
When to Seek Help for Sleep Problems
About 70 million American suffer from some type of chronic sleep problem. Sleep disorders are conditions that affect a person’s ability to fall or remain asleep, make it difficult to stay awake during the day, impact a healthy sleep schedule or result in unusual behaviors that disrupt sleep. Some of the most common sleep problems include:
• Obstructive sleep apnea, where a person stops breathing during sleep.
• Restless leg syndrome, where a person experiences an intense and often irresistible urge to move their legs.
• Narcolepsy, where a person has difficulty controlling whether they sleep or stay awake.
• Insomnia, where a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
Local Care for Sleep Disorders
The Salem Sleep Center offers a comfortable setting for a variety of diagnostic sleep studies that can help identify sleep problems. A service of Salem Regional Medical Center, the Salem Sleep Center is located at 2094 East State Street, Suite F, in Salem. For more information, call 866-520-5646.
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