For most of us, life is busier than ever and it feels like bedtime does not bring the refreshing respite we crave. The pressures of a fast-paced society in the age of technology and social media can result in over-stimulated nervous systems aggravated even further by staring at bright screens throughout the day.
Insomnia is a fairly common disorder. According to the CDC, American adults need seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night for overall health and wellness.
This sleep disorder can make it hard to fall asleep or make people wake up way too early. Insomnia can be acute or chronic: the former is the most common form and usually lasts from a few days to weeks, while the chronic case can stay on for months or years.
With a good night’s rest in high demand, yet still elusive, Americans are searching for natural ways to promote healthy sleep patterns.
Insomnia and Other Disorders
Insomnia is linked to a number of physical and mental health disorders. Adults who get less than seven hours of sleep per night on a regular basis are more likely to suffer from health risks such as obesity, depression, stroke, and heart disease.
Author – Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes