It appears we will have to wait until May 3 to see how Iron Man conquers his insomnia -- which I'm guessing will have something to do with Tony simplifying his life. Fortunately, you don't have to wait that long to address your sleeping hindrances.
I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.
People with delayed sleep phase feel sleepy much later in the night and need to sleep in to get sufficient sleep. As a result, they often suffer the effects of chronic lack of sleep, since most people have commitmernts to fulfill -- such as being in school or at work -- in the morning.
I used to be such a good sleeper. I'd go to bed when I was tired and sleep straight through until morning. I woke up at the same time each day, looking like a fully formed member of the Homo Sapien species. No more.
Ingrained in all of us is a natural instinct for continuity in our sleeping and waking schedule each day -- our circadian rhythms. While we can choose to ignore this need for continuity by working at night or sleeping late into the day, it carries consequences.
Despite the fears of scientists and clinicians, the legal loophole of "herbals" allowing relaxation drinks to be marketed as safe foods is presently big enough for an Imperial Roman Army to march though.
With the build up to Christmas over, all that remains are the days until the New Year makes its entrance. This time can be equally stressful, but It doesn't have to be that way, says Harvard Medical School's Dr. John R. Sharp.