Experts offer tips for National Sleep Week

Health professionals are stressing the importance of a good night's sleep for 2015's National Sleep Week. Disorders like sleep apnea can affect work performance and

Health professionals are stressing the importance of a good night's sleep for 2015's National Sleep Week.

Health professionals are stressing the importance of a good night's sleep for 2015's National Sleep Week. (3/8/15)

THE BRONX - Health professionals are stressing the importance of a good night's sleep for 2015's National Sleep Week.

Disorders like sleep apnea can affect work performance and relationships, experts say.

For healthy people looking to get better sleep, experts recommend cool bedroom temperatures and keeping sleeping areas as dark and as quiet as possible.

Dr. Daniel Erichsen of St. Barnabas Hospital recommends a comfortable mattress and a consistent wakeup time.

Also, he says, there is a persistent myth that people need eight or 10 hours of sleep.

"Some people need to sleep 10 hours, some people need to sleep six to seven hours," he says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Man loses finger after machete attack in the 3 Man loses finger after machete attack in the Bronx
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Norwood residents are advocating for more security and 5 Residents demand better security, lighting after man beaten in lobby

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE