East Providence News

6/3/2016 - June Newsletter

Each month, the East Providence Senior Center offers a variety of programs and activities to members.  This month includes National Men's Health Week, here is some information provided by our June Newsletter.  Click on the link below to read this and more from the Senior Center!

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Adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Also, poor sleep is responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents.

Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep is important for people of all ages to stay in good health. Read more to learn how much sleep your body needs.

How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours. Yet many adults report experiencing a sleeping problem one or more nights a week.

Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascu- lar disease, obesity, and depression—which threaten our nation’s health. Not getting enough sleep is associated with the onset of these diseases and also may compli- cate their management and outcome.

Sufficient sleep is increasingly being recognized as an essential aspect of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. How much sleep is enough? Sleep needs vary from person to person and change as people age.

Consider these sleep guidelines for different age groups.