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.
If you suffer from insomnia, you aren’t alone. Practically four million Americans suffer from it as well. Do you have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep?I have trouble with both. The inability to stay asleep is actually the most common symptom of insomnia. Half of Americans regularly struggle with staying asleep. Yikes! It’s amazing we can get anything accomplished with that kind of sleep deficit.
I think lack of sleep tends to be glamorized, as do more than half of Americans. For instance, how about successful people who talk about sleeping less than other people?Don’t they do that to express how “important” they are? Almost three-quarters of Americans (72%) miss 470 hours (almost three weeks) of sleep each year!
I can’t tell you how many times my eyes have just popped open in the middle of the night, and then I stay awake til morning. At the very least, I toss and turn for hours, unable to fall back asleep. This happens way too often.
As a result, I suffer throughout the entire day, in spite of all the caffeine I pump into my body. I’m sluggish and sleepy and just off my game, as they say. The next night I generally go to bed earlier than usual. It messes up everything, truthfully.
I never feel quite like myself when I haven’t had a solid night’s sleep. It’s hard to concentrate and get anything done. And the sleepiness! It’s overwhelming. I don’t even like to drive because I don’t feel as sharp. Plus, I tend to eat more comfort-type foods, for some reason. Long story short, it’s simply not good, period.
It’s important to get that full night’s sleep — uninterrupted, mind you — because it provides serious benefits that affect us each day. It factors into our immune function, memory, and other vital functions that keep our bodies moving and functioning properly.
If you suffer from insomnia, there are effective treatment options. That means no more struggling with insomnia! If you struggle with sleeping through the night, talk to your doctor. You can review your routine, lifestyle, and symptoms to determine the best treatment option for you.
Learn more about getting a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep at Want to Sleep More!