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12 Ways to Fight Stress and Help Your Heart
Get some sleep
So many people in our sleep-deprived culture just aren’t getting enough z’s, or enough of the right kind of rest. An average of six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, according to Dr. Simmons.
However, quality of sleep is key. Sleep apneaa condition in which you wake up periodically due to interrupted breathinghas been linked with cardiovascular disease.
People who awake in the middle of the night from sleep apnea are unable to complete normal sleep cycles, a time when the body naturally lowers hormone levels and blood pressure. This can lead to hypertension and heart disease.
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