Sleep is recognized as the one surefire elixir for the body-mind. It allows both to fully relax and self-cleanse and also rejuvenates us for the day ahead. — Nicole S. Urdang, MS, NCC, DHM
The inability to sleep and stay asleep at night is a pain in the head, literally. If you’re going through this, you are not alone. About two-thirds of American adults suffer from various forms of insomnia making for a very sleepy country in the morning.
Are you the kind of person who always experiences lying on your bed, tossing and turning, tired but sleep won’t come? It’s already 2, 3, 4 am, and there you are still restless, staring at nothing. It’s insomnia that is giving you trouble.
Do you toss and turn in bed for the most part of the night? Is going back to sleep after waking up at night difficult for you? Is your everyday life showing several signs that it has been affected by your inability to fall asleep or stay sleeping at night?
If your answer to the questions above is a resounding YES, then you are suffering from insomnia. Be aware. Insomnia can be deadly.
“Sleeping has been a struggle ever since I’ve had my smartphone,” laments 21-year-old Bo. He’s owned a smartphone for 5 years now. In the same interview, Bo also admits he feels like he couldn’t live without his handheld device. “I do banking with it. It’s an essential part of my work [he’s in digital marketing for a few months now]. I get to finish a lot of tasks using only my smartphone regardless of the location. Well, as long as there’s Internet connection.”