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Sleep as Medicine​

Key Points

  • Sleep has many stages, and some are more important than others.

  • Sleep is an important part of staying healthy.

  • We should get plenty of age-appropriate sleep each night.

  • Chronic sleep deprivation can cause chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease).

  • If we can’t get good night sleep, we can catch up on the weekend and with 20 minutes of power nap.

  • Practice sleep hygiene to improve your sleep.