Why Sleep Has Been Added to Heart Association’s Updated Cardiovascular Health Checklist

By David Rossiaky, June 28, 2022

“I tell all my patients, you need to be ‘vertical’ during the day to sleep better ‘horizontally’ at night; this means outdoor time and physical activity,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, an expert in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park (California) Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine and BrainfoodMD, told Healthline. Dimitriu advised that in order to get a good night’s sleep there are a few things you should avoid during the final hours leading up to bedtime. These include caffeine, alcohol, intense exercise, bright light, naps, and electronic devices.

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