Nutrition and exercise are important components for being healthy. But many people don’t realize that there is a third element necessary for good health that is often ignored: a good night’s sleep. Many people suffer from sleep disorders as a result of medical treatment, sleep apnea or just plain stress from everyday living. Often sleep problems go untreated for months, even years. Research has shown that poor sleep patterns can cause fatigue, lack of concentration, a slow metabolism and even long-term memory loss. Massage therapy can help ease these symptoms by relaxing the body and increasing the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter necessary for good sleep. Check out these resources for getting a great night’s sleep:
Here’s to your health!
Sharon E. Dean, Ph.D. LMT