Sleeping through the night isn't just something babies have to learn how to do. Millions of adults struggle to stay asleep or get enough zzz's each night. There are a plethora of benefits that come with a solid night of sleep. 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. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sleeping Through the Night
If you're having trouble sleeping through the night, you're not alone. Nearly 4 million Americans suffer from insomnia! The most common symptom of insomnia is the inability to stay asleep, not difficulty falling asleep. Even though 62% of Americans suffer from these symptoms, only 12% have been actually diagnosed by a doctor.
If you have problems sleeping through the night, you should talk to your doctor about your routine, lifestyle, and symptoms.
Personally, I don't have much trouble staying asleep, my problem is more of a time management issue. I am a master procrastinator and that inevitably forces me to have to stay up later finishing projects. And, you know, life just doesn't seem to jive with this nasty habit. I still have to get up early and get to class or work or get my kids up and ready for the day.
This vicious cycle I've created is causing me to lose valuable hours of sleep. Did you know, that on average, nearly three-quarters of Americans are missing out on almost three weeks of sleep per year?! That's 470 hours of increased stress, more wrinkles, not enough energy, and immune weakening time spent awake when you could be restfully slumbering.
Sleeping through the night has priceless benefits including:
- enhanced immune function
- more creativity
- more energy
- better memory
- quicker recovery from illness or exercise
- Tissue repair–including damage to skin
If you suffer from insomnia, talk to your doctor. There are several treatment options available. To learn more about the importance of getting a full, uninterrupted night's sleep visit Wanttosleepmore.com.