Getting quality sleep is essential to lessen any compromise of your immune system and lessen the risk of acquiring hypertension, diabetes, becoming obese, and/or becoming cognitively depressed. To lessen the risk of sleep apnea, you should lose weight, limit your alcohol intake, avoid taking sedative medications, eat light meals at night, don't smoke, and sleep on your side rather than on your back.
So, how much sleep do you need per night? You should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. Striving to get consistent, quality sleep per night is an excellent healthy habit to lessen the risk of heart disease and to maintain a healthy metabolism.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."