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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

America: Insomnia Nation Survey Results

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.
Do you get enough sleep at night? I certainly don't. I've never been an eight-hour a night sleeper but I think my current three to four hours is a bit extreme. The problem is I think my body has gotten so used to it that even if I have the time to sleep a little longer / later, I wake up anyways, or more importantly I have problems falling to sleep at the onset. It is really important to get a full, uninterrupted night's sleep if you want your body to function properly. Your body can't function properly without it, with your immune system, memory, and other vital functions suffering.

I'm teaching my eight year old the importance of a bed time routine so he gets a good night sleep. The latest thing we have him doing is reading before bed. Without it, he was going from some wildly active tasks straight to bed and 30-60 minutes later he'd come out saying he couldn't sleep. As adults, we need the same thing to get a good night's sleep, even if our schedules don't allow it. 
America: Insomnia Nation survey
Not only does a bedtime routine help you to get to sleep, but it helps you to stay asleep. Nearly 4 million Americans suffer from insomnia. That's a huge sleeping problem in this country. More than half of Americans struggle with this on a regular basis.

As the infographic above shows, there are some interesting sleep stats available:
  • Even though 62% of Americans regularly suffer from symptoms of insomnia, only 20% believe they have the condition and merely 12% have been diagnosed by a doctor
  • On average, nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) are missing out on almost three weeks of sleep per year (470 hours).
  • More than half of Americans believe sleeplessness is glamorized – and that successful people who boast of needing less sleep – do so to express their importance.
You don't have to suffer any more as there are effective insomnia treatments available. Be sure to have a conversation with our doctor about your lifestyle, routine, and symptoms.

For me, late night is my blogging time. If I try to go to sleep early, I'm constantly worried if I finished all that I was required to post for the night. That's my biggest challenge. Then, if I remember something I forgot and need to post first thing in morning, I'm worried if I'll forget about it before I wake up. What's your challenges?

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  1. I've been off my sleep medication for over a month now and for me it ended up being a simple fix of getting on the same sleep schedule as my husband.

    I'd suffered for over 10 years and looked at what changed in my life when it started and found my solution.

  2. I don't have insomnia but I don't get a lot of sleep. Lately I can't sleep til 2 or 3 am then get up at 4 am to get hubby up go back to sleep get back up anywhere between 7 and 9 am then it starts again. Great article.