Categories: Work/Life Wellness
Type: Single-Session Workshop
Total Workshop Time: 2 Hours
Make-Ups: No make-ups are scheduled for this workshop.
Target Audience: Individuals interested in learning how the right amount of sleep can help the heart and blood pressure.
A 10-year Harvard study on sleep habits and health of more than 70,000 women between the ages of 45 and 65 with no previous history of heart disease showed that those who slept less than 5 hours per night were 40% more likely to suffer heart disease. In addition, women who slept more than 9 hours were 37% more likely to have heart trouble. Previous studies in men have shown similar results. Short-term sleep deprivation is known to raise blood pressure and stress hormones, lower glucose tolerance and even lead to irregular heartbeats. All of these factors are precursors to coronary disease. Chronic sleep deprivation promotes weight gain and diabetes, both of which can send you to the emergency room grabbing your chest. Going without enough sleep also affects the functioning of the lining inside the blood vessels and can cause some low-grade inflammation that could lead to heart disease.
In this workshop participants will:
Presented by: Sharon Buckner, M.S. Ed, CommonHealth Regional Coordinator
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM