Mile High Magazine 03/12/2023 Can lack of sleep have an impact on our health?

Guest:  Dr. Amit Arwindeka Medical Director UnitedHealthcare Global Going into daylights savings, it can have an impact their sleep.  If you are older, it can affect several days.  People from 18-60 typically need seven hours of good sleep.  Eventually the lack of sleep might catch up with you.  To help prepare for daylight savings, start making the transition a few days before, adjust you clock ahead of time, use the light and darkness to help you adjust.  Insomnia is the most common sleeping disorder.  Insomnia is the inability to fall sleep or stay asleep.  Another one is restless leg syndrome, people feel very antsy in their legs at night.  Narcolepsy is people having excessive sleepiness or falling asleep while they are in the middle of something.  If you are having problems sleeping, start by creating a good sleep hygiene.  Avoid caffeine in the afternoon/evening, limit screen time, have softer lights in your bedroom, do not use your bed for anything other than sleeping.  If those do not work, it is time to see your doctor.      

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