We all know how rejuvenating it feels to wake up after a good night’s sleep. It ups the odds that you’ll start the day energized, optimistic and ready to go. That’s because consistent, quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your physical and emotional well-being each night.
Many people struggle to get enough quality sleep, which can lead to negative health consequences. Inadequate sleep is linked to everything from depression to cardiovascular disease. In fact, people who suffer from insomnia incur roughly 92% more in healthcare costs than people without insomnia.
Sleep is essential because when you are in a restful slumber, your body is still hard at work repairing itself on a cellular level, fighting disease and even balancing hormones to curb weight gain. Sleep also improves our mental health and emotional resiliency. Studies show that getting sufficient sleep is necessary to:
- Improve memory, clarity of thought and brain health
- Reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms
- Decrease inflammation linked to arthritis, diabetes and heart disease
- Improve metabolism and immunity
- Build resiliency to stress
When you want to stay healthy, but find yourself struggling to sleep night after night, it can be frustrating. myStrength’s self-guided Sleep program can help. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), myStrength’s resources can help improve your sleep hygiene, calm anxious and overactive thoughts, and train your body to sleep through the night.
Are you with a healthcare provider or payer organization interested in learning how thousands of users have used myStrength’s Sleep program to improve their health? Click here for more information and to request a demo.
Are you interested in improving your own sleep? Contact your healthcare provider and ask for access to myStrength.