We spend a 1/3 of our lives sleeping yet an estimated 45% of the world’s population is sleep deprived. Why do we have such a difficult time with this essential part of our health journey?
There are five stages to sleep, including three that actively involve the body’s healing (e.g., memory processing and consolidation, generation of neurons, repairing muscles, restoring the immune system, and more).
Which one of the following reasons for insomnia best describe you? What have you tried to that has helped eliminate your sleep disturbances? We want to hear from you!
- Chronic stress (e.g., overscheduled, causing frustration, anxiety, depression)
- Watching TV, using the laptop, cell phone right before bedtime
- Bedroom temperature problems
- Sleep apnea
- Medications (e.g., anticonvulsants, beta blockers, decongestants, oral contraceptives, thyroid medication)