Early to bed, early to rise
makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise?
Not so, according to a recent study which showed that those who rose early were at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and stroke.
This same study also concludes that sleep deprivation puts additional stress on the heart, also leading to cardiovascular disease and even death.
Another study found that people with depression are generally in worse health than those suffering from chronic diseases such as arthritis, asthma, angina and diabetes.
Plus, if the depressed person has another chronic condition, the depression will make it worse.
Depression effects health more than the chronic conditions.
Interesting, since our government now only allows mental health benefits to those who are suicidal or psychotic, posing a threat or danger to themselves or others.
What does that mean for our future?
Preventive medicine MUST become a priority in this nation.