Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Why Sleep is Important:

Sleep is vital to one’s overall health, and many things happen while you are in dreamland.

Sleep helps us to:

  1. PROCESS INFORMATION FROM THE DAY
  2. SOLIDIFY & CONSOLIDATE MEMORIES
  3. GROW MUSCLES
  4. REPAIR TISSUE
  5. CREATE HORMONES/DISTRIBUTE
  6. RESTORE ENERGY
  7. ALERTNESS

Prepare For Good Sleep:

In order to get good sleep, you may have to adopt a few habits before bed, or prepare the area for good sleep.

These include:

Pre-Bed Habits

  • TURN OFF ELECTRONICS
  • TRY SOOTHING/QUIET ACTIVITIES
  • WIND DOWN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BED
  • DON’T EAT OR DRINK TOO CLOSE TO BED
  • AVOID CAFFEINE, NICOTINE OR ALCOHOL

Bedroom Tips

  • KEEP ROOM DARK & COOL
  • HAVE COMFORTABLE SHEETS & PILLOWS
  • TURN OFF ANY LIGHTS
  • ENCOURAGE PETS TO SLEEP ON FLOOR OR THEIR OWN BED

How Sleep Boosts Immunity:

Sleep is needed to keep you feeling rested and at your best. However, at a cellular level, there are things that keep you immune system strong:

  • Sleeping allows your body to make cytokines, which are a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation
  • These cytokines are also released during sleep, meaning, if you aren’t getting enough, your body isn’t producing and releasing these germ fighters. – A Double Whammy!

AIM FOR 7-9 HOURS OF SLEEP DAILY!