• PHYSICAL HEALTH


    Beyond providing basic medical care coverage, your HISD benefits have a lot to offer to keep you and your family healthy, happy and fit. Here's the latest news from our health care providers and partners. Check back often.


    Get back to better sleep
    Busy work schedules and other stresses can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep, but getting enough rest is essential to your health and well-being.sleeping woman

    Not getting enough sleep is associated with:

    • A higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, depression, and obesity
    • Moodiness, poor judgment, and an inability to learn and retain information
    • Lack of alertness, which can lead to serious accidents and injury

    Simple tips for sounder sleep
    MAKE YOUR ROOM A TECH-FREE ZONE
    Also adjust the lights, temperature, and anything else that might affect your sleep.

    AVOID LONG OR LATE NAPS
    Short naps can be beneficial, but avoid naps later in the day.

    EAT EARLIER
    Eating or snacking before bedtime can interfere with your sleep.

    LIMIT ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE
    Having alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime can affect the quality of your sleep.

    EXERCISE REGULARLY
    Get 30 minutes of physical activity but no later than two to three hours before bed.

    HAVE A BEDTIME RITUAL
    Find ways to relax. Try taking a warm shower or bath, reading or listening to soothing music.

    Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your sleep.

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