When people’s lives get busy, the first thing they cut back on is sleep. Working mothers have to juggle a job, the kids, the chores, and a husband that can snore the siding off the house.
Teens want to stay up later and later because they feel they’re adults and they like to watch movies with a chance of some skin (I thought One Million Years BC was hot), mind numbing but required watching of music videos, info commercials, and really early morning evangelists. (I remember some really white guy with a white beard, wearing a white straw hat and white suit, sitting in the middle of the stage and talking about the Bible between slow drags of his cigar, and the audience would respond, “Sir, yes sir” when he asked what they thought after he told them what to think).
Besides feeling tired and dragging your still asleep butt around and downing coffee by the pot (you only really rent a coffee), poor sleepers are sick more often, have more accidents at work, and have more automobile accidents.
“Driving across the country with two other guys, each would take a turn driving while the others would sleep seemed like a good plan until all three awoke to the sound of crashing and bashing as the car ploughed through a corn field.” (Dang, Buba)
Getting a good night’s sleep has to be given a higher priority in everyone’s life, right up there with daily exercise, eating right and clean underwear. As most adults don’t get enough sleep through the week, it will take more than sleeping in Sunday morning a few hours to correct it. (This actually makes thinks worse).
If you search the web there are all kinds of people who have the solution to your insomnia. Get out your credit card, download their ebook and the answer will be revealed. I guess I’m not as big an expert as these types, but I don’t think there is one solution to this common problem. One thing may work, or you may have to try a few or even a boat load.
This blog is presented in three parts. The first part will cover some background information such as the definition of insomnia, categories of sleep disorders, why we sleep, what happens when we sleep, the sleep cycle, dreaming and how much sleep you need. The second part will cover where you sleep, your sleep environment, what you consume, your mental outlook, how you relax, your lifestyle and other factors. The third part is a brief overview of the meatier sleep problems and will cover sleeping pills, medical problems, medications, drugs and stimulants, depression, fatigue, sleep apnea, cataplexy, narcolepsy, bruxism, somniloguy, somnambulism, nocturnal myoclonus, night terrors and sleep clinics. If that doesn’t sound like fun, try a car battery and nipple clips.