Sleep is restorative and is critical for healthy brain function.
A Joint Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society provided the following guidance:
- Adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
- Sleeping less than 7 hours per night on a regular basis is associated with adverse health outcomes, including weight gain and obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke, and depression.
- Sleeping more than 9 hours per night on a regular basis may be appropriate for young adults, individuals recovering from sleep debt, and individuals with illnesses. For others, it is uncertain whether sleeping more than 9 hours per night is associated with health risk.
At Genesis Centers, we promote consciousness medicine and recommend a mindfulness approach when attempting to promote healthy sleep patterns. We recommend against meditating in the evening as this can be an activating process leaving you alert and full of energy when you should be trying to wind down. Instead, we promote a practice called Yoga Nidra or Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NDSR) which induces relaxation and calmness in the mind and helps you transition to sleep.
A great free YouTube link for NDSR can be found at:
Also, if you think you are due, feel free to simply schedule a repeat booster infusion at your convenience. We love hearing updates from our patients, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any reason.