I took the the Health Assessment for my insurance provider (Health Partners) today. Shockingly, the computer program determined that I don't get enough sleep.
Get a good night's sleep - earn 25 more pointsSince you are usually sleeping about six hours a night, you can improve your health and even live longer by adding just one hour of sleep each night. Your body's physical and mental functions get recharged during sleep, improving your concentration, energy level and immune system. Try these six sleep steps: 1) Stay free from nicotine, alcohol and caffeine, especially later in the day. 2) Be physically active. 3) Keep a regular sleep schedule. 4) Create a "sleep-friendly" bedroom - relaxing, dark and quiet. 5) Take a warm shower or bath before going to sleep. 6) Keep paper and pen near your bed to jot down mental reminders that may be keeping you awake
Where is number 7? I'll give it to you...don't have kids. If you do, wear ear plugs or hire a night nanny. Yeah, I'm not going to earn those 25 bonus points.
Kristin: yes, I have had it since I was 5.
HP: Well, we would like to help you improve your breathing, can we send you some reading material?
HP: Well, you know, asthma can have serious health affects and can even affect your day to day activities.
HP: Do you use a home spirometer?
Kristin: Listen, Do you know Rolf Sigford? A Dean at the Medical school and your Asthma and Allergy Chair? He's my doctor.
HP: So you don't need any additional information????