Heritage Manor News: Not enough sleep

(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Janice Hardy, resident activity director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. This column runs every Sunday in The Gazette.)

In recent studies, women were found to have only a few good nights of sleep per week. Lack of sleep can cause a variety of emotional and physical problems. After only one night of bad sleep, you feel irritable and your attention span is shortened. After two nights without sleep, you may experience problems concentrating and performing simple tasks. Lack of sleep also affects your health. Not enough sleep has been linked to increased depression, obesity and high blood pressure. Eight hours of sleep daily is recommended by the experts. And if your lack of sleep and fatigue has come on abruptly, you should consult your doctor because this could be a sign of an underlying illness.

The staff of Heritage Manor would like to welcome Nora Dupre to the facility.

The VFW sponsored its monthly bingo game Monday, May 5. Ollie Bright was the volunteer. Big winners were Laura Ortego, Lionel Ardoin, Dee Espree, Carlton Soileau, Carolyn Stampley, Warren Fontenot, Theresa Chapman and Gladys Roberie.

Blake’s Family Pharmacy sponsored its monthly bingo game May 8. Kiswana Ben was the volunteer. Big winners were Mary Fontenot, Betty Jack, Lucille Guillory, Lionel Ardoin, Alcide Ortego, Verlin Berzas, Theresa Chapman and Laura Ortego.

The Catholic Daughters sponsored a bingo game May 9. Big winners were Theresa Chapman, Adele Thibodeaux, Ruby Johnson, Mary Fontenot, Odette Landreneau and Laura Ortego.

The staff of Heritage Manor would like to send get-well wishes to Joseph Verrette, Euna Vidrine, Esther Antoine, Lola Swartzenburg, Vernon Soileau and Joyce Brunet.

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