When you should be asleep?

You are not alone.

Insomnia affects between 4 and 22% of adults and is associated with long-term health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression.

So many people are troubled by insomnia, that research at Indiana University studied 5000 participants from a sleep clinic.

“People are concerned that they’re not getting enough sleep, then they start estimating how long it will take them to fall back asleep and when they have to be up. That is not the sort of activity that’s helpful in facilitating the ability to fall asleep — the more stressed out you are, the harder time you’re going to have falling asleep.”

Spencer Dawson, Associate Director, Psychological and Brain Sciences
As the frustration over sleeplessness grows, people are more likely to use sleep aids in an attempt to gain control over their sleep.


The study results suggest a simple behavioral intervention, such as avoiding checking the time, can help alleviate insomnia.
“One thing that people could do would be to turn around or cover up their clock, ditch the smart watch, get the phone away so they’re simply not checking the time,” Dawson said. “There’s not any place where watching the clock is particularly helpful.”
Will you try this?


Source: Indiana University
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