Most sleep researchers say the “magic” amount of sleep is seven to nine hours a night. But in reality, most Americans do not even get seven hours of sleep a night, and this lack of sleep affects our lives.
67% of women say they frequently experience a sleep problem.
60% say they only get a good night’s sleep a few nights per week or less
43% say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities
In fact, this lack of sleep is causing women (and many men) to be late for work, feel stressed out, feel too tired for sex, and very little energy for their friends. As many as one in 10 Americans have chronic insomnia, and at least one in four has problems sleeping occassionally. Insomnia includes not only problems falling asleep, but also waking up during the night, or waking up too early.
Although there are physiological reasons why people have trouble sleeping, often it’s emotional issues that cause us to lose sleep, tossing and turning. The two biggest culprits? Depression and anxiety.
While almost everyone, at one time or another, has lost sleep because of an argument, or worrying about tomorrow, if you have trouble sleeping on a regular basis, then your emotions may be sabotaging your sleep.
How to Stop Worrying and Get a Better Night’s Sleep
If you often find yourself lying in bed with your mind racing, unable to sleep because of fear, anxiety, sadness or worry, give sound healing MP3s a try. This easy, do-it-yourself system will allow you to tap into your natural ability to let go of unwanted feelings, that are keeping you from sleeping soundly. The brainwave entrainment tones in these unique MP3s are designed to ease your racing thoughts, and bring you down to a deep, delta brainwave level, where sleep is natural.
Also, establish a routine which is conducive to sleep. Some suggestions:
Write down your tasks for tomorrow before you go to bed. That way, you don’t have to keep going over them in your mind.
Taking a warm bath, reading something spiritual or soothing, and drink a cup of herbal tea)
Keep your bedroom cool (not cold) and very dark.
Exercise. The activity helps you to feel tired in the evening.