(Fargo, ND) -- Experts say getting good rest may be better for your health in more ways than one.
The American Heart Association says getting consistent and long sleep plays an important role for the improvement of heart health. They say preliminary research suggests long and consistent rest is a great way to rest, repair, and give time for your body to reorient itself - including hearth health. This can dampen the risk of cardiovascular problems, can extend to slower metabolism, and contribute to mental health issues as well, according American Heart Association.
"The reason why the doctors recommend that you do that all in one shot, you know - seven to nine hours overnight - is because it really gives your body time to reset, "said Chrissy Meyer, the Regional Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at the American Heart Association.
You can learn more about how sleep can impact your heart health by clicking here.