Q: Why is a good night’s sleep so important for a person’s overall well-being?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A proper rest can keep the mind and body as healthy as possible. Most people need six to eight hours of sleep each night, though the exact total depends on the individual. A good night’s sleep has also been associated with weight loss. Unfortunately, sleep apnea causes major disruptions in sleep patterns and can lead to serious injury or illness.