Is your sleep schedule out of whack due to the summer months? It is time to get back on a sleep schedule, especially to improve your overall health.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to help you establish a better sleep routine starting now!

Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

Well, we can’t answer for you specifically. But most Americans do not get enough quality sleep each night.

The Sleep Foundation recommends that most American adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. One way to help ensure you get that? A sleep routine.

Building a Sleep Routine

  • Set a consistent bedtime and wake time.
  • Open up the blinds to see the morning light.
  • Dim the night lights.
  • Don’t hit the snooze button.
  • Avoid the blue light of electronics in the hour or two before bed.

Why Do I Need So Much Sleep?

To put it simply, sleep is the engine that makes our bodies go! Without getting quality sleep each night, our body is unable to function optimally and our minds are unable to reset and restore.

Over time, sleep deprivation can lead to many different health issues.

Potential Issues Due to Sleep Deprivation

  • Accidents
  • Decline in cognitive health
  • Depression
  • Aging skin
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

Not feeling at your best? Visit one of our AFC Urgent Care TN locations for a medical evaluation.