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How Sleep Can Impact Your Overall Health

By Pfizer Medical Team on Get Healthy Stay Healthy

Did you know that getting a good night's sleep is linked to achieving better overall health?

Maybe you've only experienced the occasional restless night of endless tossing and turning, but some people sleep poorly on a regular basis and it may be due to insomnia. Unfortunately, insomnia can get in the way of a healthy amount of sleep and it can affect you mentally and physically.

Insomnia may be a symptom of another health problem. Some health conditions that can cause insomnia include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Heart Failure
  • Heartburn
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease

If you struggle with sleep problems, talk to your healthcare provider and make sure you don't overlook other potential health issues.

Good Sleep Hygiene

Most of us are taught about practicing good personal hygiene early on in life, but what about good sleep hygiene? Good sleep hygiene is a collection of habits that can help you fall asleep with less difficulty and stay asleep more soundly.

Want to get a good night’s sleep?

Download these tips on good sleep hygiene.

The Do's of Sleep

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Download these tips on good sleep hygiene.

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Following these recommendations should be under the care of your physician, as results may vary.

Medically reviewed by Elizabeth Pappadopulos, PhD, Global Medical Affairs, Pfizer

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