Can You Get Too Much Sleep?

Researchers pinpoint the optimal number of hours per night, and it’s not eight by Donna Fuscaldo, AARP, May 11, 2022 Without enough sleep it can be hard to concentrate, and irritability can quickly sink in. But did you ever wonder how much sleep is ideal, especially as you age? Researchers at the University of Cambridge’s department of psychiatry and the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence at Fudan University in Shanghai did, and they discovered…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Sleep and mental health

Sleep deprivation can affect your mental health An article from Harvard Health Publishing from August 17, 2021 Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health. And those with mental health problems are more likely to have insomnia or other sleep disorders. Americans are notoriously sleep deprived, but those with psychiatric conditions are even more likely to be yawning or groggy during the day. Chronic sleep problems affect…

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May is Better Sleep Month

Better Sleep Month was established by the Better Sleep Council in May of 1985 to recognize the importance of sleep in our lives. Good sleep is often an overlooked priority in our fast paced lives, but, as with healthy diet and exercise, is crucial to our physical, emotional, and mental health.  The aim of Better Sleep Month is to encourage people to establish better sleep patterns. Many experts believe that 7 to 8 hours of…

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month

A “good night’s sleep” is something everyone wants but is not something everyone manages to get. March is designated as National Sleep Awareness Month, which provides us with an opportunity to look at our own sleep habits and search for ways to improve on the quantity and quality of sleep we get. Eating right and exercising are used to maintain good health, but sleep can also affect one’s wellness. Sleep plays a critical role –…

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COVID-19 UPDATE

March 19, 2020 | COVID-19 UPDATE The health of our employees, patients and communities is paramount at SSM Companies.  As a result of the recommendation by state government and hospital administration, we will be closing certain sites and suspending non-essential services through April 13th.  As most of you know the circumstances around COVID-19 are rapidly changing; therefore, we will continue to monitor and provide updates to our patients and business partners during this time.  We…

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