Take a Nap, It's Healthy - Dr. Dawn A. Marcus
Shh! I’m taking a healthy nap
Adults need to sleep 7-9 hours every night for good health. Unfortunately, the 2008 Sleep in America Poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that most people slept less than 7 hours each night. Not getting enough sleep will make you feel sluggish and will also increase your risk for a variety of health conditions, including:
· Heart disease
· High blood
An easy way to help fill in sleep gaps is by taking healthy naps. Learn the benefits of napping and the healthiest way to take a nap in this video.
About the author
Dawn A. Marcus, MD is a medical doctor and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also serves as medical expert to Del Monte’s Power of Paws program, which promotes better human health through pet companionship. She is an internationally-recognized speaker, educator, and author, receiving the National Headache Foundation Media Excellence Award. Dr. Marcus has written nine medical books, including her latest book, Fit As Fido: Follow Your Dog to Better Health. Visit her websites www.dawnmarcusmd.com and www.fitasfido.com.