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The Importance of Sleep & Aging

8 Secrets for Vibrant Aging

As adults we need seven to nine hours of sleep every night in order to maintain health and vitality. In this video, Dr. Carrie Demers explains how sleep supports the critical functions of our body and mind, and highlights the risks of not getting enough sleep. Find out why it is important to avoid dependence on chemical sleep aids, and learn tips for maintaining good “sleep hygiene,” so you can get the restorative rest you need to maximize your health and well-being.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 5 mins

About the Teacher

Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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