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.
Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.
When I was a child, I hated to go to bed. The fear of missing out (FOMO) was so excruciatingly overwhelming that I would stay awake until my eyes hurt. I would love to say that I grew up and got over this, but truth be told, it just got worse.
Lay writings about soursop as a sleep aid are easy to find. In the West Indies, soursop leaves are commonly used as a sedative. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep. The leaves can also be put into one's pillowcase to enhance sleep.
Without doubt, parents, teachers, neighbors, first responders and all of the bereaved are likely already dealing with acute sleep disorders, including insomnia, as the shock of the event fades into insurmountable grief.
It's all too common for people to shrug off their episodes of insomnia, to do their best to function and cope. This kind of "power through" strategy is rampant in our busy world, but there's no real escape from the consequences that insomnia can bring.
Every day in my sleep medicine practice I see people who don't even recognize that they are stressed out. Our minds are like a jet ready to take off, and the body is screaming to keep us grounded, sometimes making us hurt to get our attention.
Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.
For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.
The moral of the story is body language is just not for politicians. When your bed partner complains that you are moving around too much in bed, you should heed the warning and consider whether there is an underlying sleep disorder.
The study by Krystal and Edinger overcame the shortcomings of previous studies by examining a large number of people (128), a large variety of different firmness of mattresses (seven), and a large number of nights on each mattress (four weeks).
The truth is, we don't know very much about sleep problems on a global level, particularly in developing nations. A new study addressed this gap in research and returned some striking results, estimating that as many as 150 million people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.