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Today's Heart Tip: Get Your ZZZ's

Mike Fewkes
Telemetry Clerk/Unit Clerk, Cardiac Care
St. Luke’s Boise
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 3, 2014

Michaelyn Muggli, MSN, RN

Program System Educator

St. Luke’s Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU), Boise

You need good quality sleep. Poor sleep (too little, too much, interrupted), is linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (clogging or hardening of the arteries), heart failure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes or treatments that can help you sleep better.

Michaelyn’s heart advice: “Just move! Take your dog for a walk; even if you don’t have one.”

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area. Today's seminar in Meridian: Decrease Your Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.