TOUCHETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL: Provides Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep -- reminds the public of its available sleep testing and study capabilities
Touchette Regional Hospital issued the following announcement on March 1.
Touchette Regional Hospital (TRH) is sharing a few tips for getting a good night’s sleep and reminding the public of its available Sleep Center.
Sleep is just as critical to our health as diet and exercise. But as the days get busierand our to-do lists get longer, how can we shut down for that much needed time to recharge?
Late-night work-outs aren’t the best idea. Exercising emits the stress hormone, cortisol, which stimulates brain activity. Stop all exercise at least three hours before bedtime to ensure you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
Blue light exposure from cell phones and tablets tricks your body into thinking it’s daytime. The light reduces the hormone melatonin from radiating through your body, keeping you from relaxing and falling into a deep sleep. Reduce blue light exposure 2-hours before bed-time to improve your sleep cycle.
If you can’t’ sleep, don’t lie in bed awake, get up. You are likely to struggle with the anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. Get up and engage in a quiet, non-stimulating activity like reading or listening to music until you feel sleepy again.
TRH offers clinical sleep testing and study capabilities to patients ages 18 and older in our Sleep Center. The trained staff will provide clinical sleep testing, through provider referrals, to uncover sleep issues patients may suffer from.
To learn more about the Sleep Center at TRH, please visit: https://touchette.org/services/sleep-center.
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