Sleep is an essential part of our lifestyles that often gets overlooked.
Having enough quality sleep can help keep you healthy and energized, flip the coin and sleep disturbances can negatively affect your physical and mental health. Ask yourself these questions:
– Do I get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night?
– Do I feel rested when I wake up?
– Do I sleep straight through the night?
If you answered NO to these questions you may be at higher risk of fatigue, cardiovascular disease, reduced immunity and weight gain.
Acute insomnia – caused by a life event and often resolves without treatment
• Chronic insomnia – a long-term pattern of difficulty sleeping with many causes
• Comorbid insomnia – insomnia that occurs within another condition
• Onset insomnia – difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night
• Maintenance insomnia – the inability to stay asleep
Symptoms include daytime sleepiness, problems concentrating, fatigue, forgetfulness, and irritability. Treatment options for insomnia can include relaxation training and behavioral or cognitive therapy methods.
Instead, set a consistent routine that works for you and stick to it. Your body naturally starts sending natural signals to prepare for sleep about two hours before your typical sleep time, so provide it with regular signals for what’s to come by setting a bedtime routine