I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I start out with every intention of getting a good nights rest. I make sure the room is cool and dark, I make sure I’m going to bed early enough to yield a full 8 hours of rest. But somehow – my plan for the perfect sleep doesn’t always quite work out.
Sometimes it’s a little person who wants to spread out, other times its that my mind can’t stop going over a prior conversation. I should of said this, I should have said that, my mind will whir. I’ll wake myself up thinking of the way I wish a conversation or interaction had gone.
And I’m not alone. Check out this graphic that shows that more than half Americans struggle with sleeping through the night too!
I know I’m a happier person when I get a good solid nights rest. And I have no doubt that being well rested supports my being more patient and kind as a mother, wife, and friend. Getting enough sleep is also critical for our immune function, memory and other vital functions that keep our body going. So quality sleep really is a necessity.
A few shocking Truths:
- Did you know, that on average, nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) are missing out on almost three weeks of sleep per year (470 hours)? That is a lot!
- Even though 62% of Americans regularly suffer from symptoms of insomnia, only 20% believe they have the condition. Can anyone say denial?
- Nearly 4 million Americans are suffering from insomnia – a huge sleep problem in this country.
- Even more surprising, is that the most common symptom of insomnia is the inability to stay asleep, NOT difficulty falling asleep. Who knew?
If you have trouble sleeping through the night, experts agree that it may be time to have a conversation with your family doctor about your routine, symptoms and lifestyle. I think I may be having a chat like that with my own doctor soon.
To learn more about the importance of getting a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep, visit: Wanttosleepmore.com