How to (Finally) Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to (Finally) Get a Good Night’s Sleep


by Elena Klimenko, MD

 

Are you so tired that you can’t sleep? Sleep is pretty basic, and it should not be this hard and quite honestly, most people don’t give it a second thought until they start having difficulty sleeping. And even so, almost everyone experiences some level of sleeplessness at some time in their lives.

According to the American Psychological Society (APA) Stress in America survey, 42% of adults report that their sleep quality is poor. In fact, 43 percent of adults reported that stress is what caused them to lie awake at night in the past month. Getting enough sleep should be a priority for us all and below we will discuss key contributors to sleep disturbance and tips for how to achieve better sleep.

Sleep is a crucial human function that we literally cannot live without. It allows every system of your body to rest and repair. Chronic sleep deprivation contributes to serious health consequences, from poor concentration and loss of memory to a weakened immune system.

 

Key Contributors to Poor Sleep

Difficulty falling and staying asleep is a major health concern, especially if it means you’re not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. So, why has sleep become such a difficult task when it once wasn’t an issue for most of us?

Let’s think about all the responsibilities that we have as adults that we may not have had to think about as kids. Sure, school was a major responsibility and stressful. We experienced high academic pressure to get good grades and create the best opportunity for a successful career. But at that time, we only had me, myself, and I to take care of. Now, if you have a spouse and children, you may be experiencing the stress the financial burden of supporting a family and a demanding job with heavy responsibilities that trickle into your personal life.

What’s more, you think about spending time with your spouse, making sure the kids have their homework done and you are giving everyone the appropriate amount of time they require for everyone to be happy. What about you? Yes, what about you! We’ve all heard of self-care, scheduling downtime, and participating in activities that bring us joy. We are tasked to balance all the responsibilities between work, family, and self. Have you been neglecting your own care?

It’s more important than ever to consider how the environment is affecting our well-being and sleep. There are countless articles discussing toxins in every aspect of our lives, including air, water, food, carpet, beds, shampoo—the list goes on and on. And that’s not to mention the constant use of electronic devices pinging our nervous system and exposing our eyes to blue light all day and every night before bed.

 

Tips for Better Sleep

There are several factors that disrupt our sleep and luckily there are many things we can do to promote better sleep! We would like to invite you to join us for a free webinar where we will be discussing How to improve your sleep naturally, without prescription medications.

 

To learn more about how to get a good night’s Sleep, you can watch the replay of our live Q&A HERE.

Book a free consultation HERE or call us at +1.212.696.4325 or email us at info@drelenaklimenko.com. 

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