According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions survey, 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  In fact, these people overall get approximately 6 hours or less of sleep a night.

Medical studies relate a lack of sleep to various health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, and diabetes along with many more.  A lack of sleep is also related to cognitive impairment. Studies also show that a lack of sleep over a few days has been compared to coming to work intoxicated by alcohol. How well can you do your job if you are not sober?

As an employer, it is very difficult to have employees that are half asleep during the day and can only accomplish half of what they are required to do.  The employee expects to be compensated for a full day’s work but is only able to perform and complete 50-60% of their job expectation.

If you are someone who suffers from insomnia there are many things that you can do without taking prescription drugs to help resolve the problem.

Personally, I have struggled with waking up in the night and not being able to go back to sleep for a few years and recently have found that a mediation routine, twice daily, along with using “Sleep Easy” oil by Banyan Botanicals that my Aunt sent me to rub on my feet before bed, has been a tremendous help.

Do yourself a favor and get help with this problem.  You will be so happy you did because your overall health and wellbeing will be able to thrive once again.

Below are a couple of helpful articles on “Sleep Deprivation and results” and “Sleep Habits” that may help you.

Ten Results From Lack Of Sleep/WebMd

Healthy Sleep Habits/Webmd

Be well, Tina