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Getting enough quality shut-eye is vital to your health and wellbeing.

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Sleep is one of the most important parts of your day--vital for your health and wellbeing. It’s also crucial for growth, development, memory making, and tissue repair.

Easier said than done, right?

If you’re hospitalized, even for a brief stay, you’ll almost certainly experience sleep disruptions due to hospital routines. Nurses and doctors will be popping in to take your vital signs, administer medications, and do various assessments. Hospitals can be noisy, bright, and uncomfortable all adding to your disrupted sleep!

If you're at home you might be feeling anxious, nervous, or overwhelmed about being there and managing on your own. But it’s still important to focus on getting good sleep as part of your overall health plan. Sleep deprivation can do more than just make you irritable - it can  impair physical and mental functioning, lead to chronic stress, decrease appropriate immune responses, and make your anxiety worse - these are all things that can significantly impact your health journey.

Explore this section to find out how much sleep is recommended and techniques to help you optimize your sleep so you can feel rested. 

What is sleep?

Click here to learn more about the stages of sleep and the physical functions that occur when we sleep.

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