Many of us are not alone in feeling tired and sleepy. According to the CDC, one in five adults suffers from insufficient sleep every day. As we get older, adequate, restful sleep can seem to slip away from us. Creating good sleeping habits when you can will pay off later in life.
We are, of course, all familiar with sleeping. While many of us have no issue with falling asleep on time, there are those among us who face repeated challenges for various reasons. Lifestyle disruptions like stress, restlessness, and technology related disorders can have effects on mental and physical well-being that present themselves in the form of disruptions to sleep.
Technology can be a blessing when used carefully, but many times they can seem to hijack our lives and hold us prey to incessant and suboptimal uses. If we let our eyes linger on a screen like a television, smart phone, or computer for a long time, not only will it impair our vision, but it can make sleep problems worse.
Many people assume insomnia is a complete lack of sleep, but in fact it refers to a number of sleep issues like difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning, or restless sleep. The condition can be immediate and range from short term to severe insomnia as a long term illness. Acute insomnia usually lasts from one night to a few weeks, while chronic insomnia occurs for at least three nights a week for three or more months.