I can’t Sleep!!
You are not alone! According to the National Sleep Foundation:
- Forty-eight percent of Americans report insomnia occasionally, while 22 % experience insomnia every or almost every night.
- Women are more likely to report insomnia than men.
- People over age 65 are 1 1/2 times more likely to complain of insomnia than younger people.
- Divorced, widowed and separated people report more insomnia.
Are you getting 7 or 8 hours most nights? Sleep deprivation mimics a lot of mental health problems. Talk to your Doctor and Therapist about your sleep habits. Addressing your sleep issues is a priority if you are trying to improve your physical and mental health.
Have you heard of the term sleep hygiene? It’s what you do to have a consistent good night rest. Going to bed and getting up at the same time is an example. Here’s more information about sleep, what’s normal and what to do if you suffer from insomnia.
What sleep hygiene practices work for you? Is anyone counting sheep anymore?