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Sleep is crucial for giving your body (and your skin) a chance to rejuvenate and repair itself, and proper rest is just as important as a proper diet, regular exercise and being mindful about our overall health. Yet I’m continually amazed at the lack of value placed on this essential part of our lives. Very often, sleep is not prioritized, and most people are unaware of how to set the body up for a better night of rest.
Let’s consider these facts…
7–19% of adults in the U.S. report not getting enough rest or sleep every day
An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders
It is estimated that over 50% of the U.S. population will suffer from a sleep
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If you think the physical effects of drinking stop at headaches, nausea, and possible damage to your liver and kidneys, it is time to face reality. The damage can be much greater than that. Dr. Christopher Calapai, an East Meadow, New York based Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine says alcohol consumption can affect your health in that it can also lead to chronic colds from a suppressed immune system, poor eyesight from a vitamin deficiency, slow-to-heal cuts and bruises from a diminished amount of white blood cells, fatigue from an insufficient amount of REM sleep, voice changes from dehydration and constriction of the vocal cords, and memory loss from an out-of-whack b