Sleep For Stroke Prevention and Recovery
Take Sleep Seriously!
Why is Sleep So Important for Stroke Prevention & Recovery?
Sleep plays a vital role in healing and repair of our heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
In those who suffered a stroke, the regulatory centers have been compromised and must be rebuilt. The brain needs to rest from all the physical work of creating new neural pathways. . The only solution is to sleep!
- Sleeping a lot after a stroke is perfectly normal and necessary.
- Sleep cleans the brain from damaging toxins.
- Sleep is #1 for stroke rehabilitation.
- Sleep helps your memory.
- Sleep helps the brain repair & rewire itself.
Sleep is Still The Best Medicine
TIPS TO HELP SLEEP
- Avoid bright screens within 1-2 hours of your bedtime.
- Say no to late-night television.
- Avoid big meals at night.
- Use the restroom before going to bed.
- Keep your room cool.
- When it's time to sleep, make sure the room is dark. No night lights.
Studies show that when you are sleep deprived you form twice as many memories of negative events in your life as of positive events.