Women's Heart Advisor October 2017 Issue

How Well Do You Sleep? Your Heart Health Is at Stake

Uninterrupted sleep of seven hours a night can lower cardiovascular disease risk. Donít ignore poor sleep as a serious health concern.

How Well Do You Sleep? Your Heart Health Is at Stake

Poor sleep can raise your risk of heart disease and other health problems.

Around the time of menopause, many women discover they no longer sleep like they used to. Hot flashes cause many to awaken multiple times per night and have difficultly going back to sleep. Some women need to get up several times a night to urinate, due to declining levels of the hormone that allows the body to retain water. Others just canít fall asleep at night, or find they awaken too early.

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