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Are You Having Problems Sleeping?

Updated on October 6, 2013

Sleeping Survey

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for one’s overall health. However, millions of people have trouble with all kinds of sleep disorders today.

In fact, the National Sleep Foundation did a 5-year study in which they found that as many as 40 million Americans have at least one of 70 identified sleep disorders.

A majority of adults have trouble falling asleep at least one or more nights every week too. Children are experiencing problems with falling asleep more often today too.

Did You Know?

The average time it should take an adult to fall asleep at night should only be about 10 to 15 minutes.

If the person falls asleep faster than that, it is an indicator that they are sleep deprived.

If the person snores loudly, stops breathing at night or tosses and turns a lot, they should go in for a sleep disorder study. Often times the person can have sleep apnea, and not even know it.

In fact, studies show that a 10% of the people who snore every night have sleep apnea, and need medical intervention to treat it. Others just need to change their mattress. Pocket spring mattresses are a good alternative


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I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?

Ernest Hemingway


People who take a long time to fall asleep at night, or who wake up after a few hours, and then cannot go back to sleep again, usually have insomnia.

Doctors can help determine the cause of insomnia too. Sometimes the reasons for it may be psychological.

Other times there can be a physical cause for insomnia, such not being able to get comfortable due to having a bad mattress.

Sleep is the best meditation

Dalai Lama

Side Effects of Sleep Deprevation

A good indicator that someone is not getting the proper amount of rest at night is when they start having memory problems, and problems concentrating at work or at school.

The person will get moody and emotional. In fact, people who blowup at little things that happen during the day are often suffering from sleep disturbances.

If you are sleeping on an uncomfortable bed, or having problems falling asleep for other reasons, do not wait to find out the cause for it.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining good health today.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Mahatma Gandhi


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