Add another reason to your list for getting enough sleep each and every night. Researchers found that postmenopausal women sleeping less than five hours a night were 22% more likely to have low bone mass compared to those who slept at least seven hours. These women also were 63% more likely to have osteoporosis of the hip. Paragon Orthopedic Center sees a fair share of women with weak bones and the majority could have been prevented. This has to be one of the easiest solutions ever to keep your bones strong: sleep doesn’t cost anything and it’s a natural function, if you allow the body to rest. Researchers have previously shown how reduced sleep can have negative effects on immune function, your cardiovascular system, and metabolism. Get a good night’s sleep for good health. Check with all the women in your life and educate them about the value in sleep.
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