Daylight savings time came early this year, and like many, I seem to suffer from the transition in my sleep patterns. During this time, the number of sheep I count is far more than the number of hours I sleep. I understand that these periods are likely short-lived as my body adjusts to the new hours of darkness and daylight. However, for many, sleeplessness is a regular occurrence.
A lot of data suggests that sleep is one of the most vital areas of our lives that can influence our health and well-being. Some of the benefits of sleep are reducing stress, getting sick less often, lowering your risk for serious health problems, and feeling better. I am sure many of us have experienced an encounter with “snoring.” It can also be a sign of an issue that affects the type of sleep the individual or their partner experiences. While I am sure I have snored a time or two, it is good to get any prolonged snoring or sleep apnea (disrupted breathing while sleeping) checked out by a professional. At JMHS, we conduct a sleep study that can help diagnose and treat any symptoms that could affect getting a good night’s rest. Call our appointment desk at 320-769-4323 today to schedule that sleep study, and may your best rest be yet to come!
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA
JMHS Interim CEO