The Sleepless Epidemic

Sleep Plan Program by Nisha Jackson, PhD, MS, WHCNP, HHP
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The Sleepless Epidemic

The Need for Sleep and How to Get it

In an effort to keep up with the constant demands of this frenzied modern life,
it is understandable that you are tempted to sacrifice sleep in order to check a few more things off your to-do list.

If you’re like most people, you respond with laughter when asked if you get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep at night. You can’t imagine getting even close to that on a regular basis. Sadly, for most of us, eight hours of sleep have become a luxury—precious hours we feel we simply can’t afford to spend in bed. The reality is that you can’t afford not to.

Being stressed, over-stimulated, and excessively hurried puts us at the most risk for lack of sleep. Ironically, we treat the stress by robbing ourselves of sleep, just when our bodies actually need more of it to recover. Adding to the lack of sleep, we eat poorly, worry ourselves sick, stop exercising, forget to breathe, and pretty soon we’re at the end of our ropes. In the long run, we pay a tremendous price for not resting our minds and bodies.

When anxiousness or excessive worry sneaks into our emotional house, our first response is to lose sleep, beginning the vicious cycle of sleeplessness, anxiousness, and more sleeplessness. The lack of good, restful, rejuvenating sleep leaves us even more unprepared and unable to cope with the stress and the worry that lies ahead the next day. We’re already exhausted—physically, emotionally, and mentally—before our day even begins.

Fortunately, the restorative power of sleep program works like magic and will positively affect everything in your life. Click on the free program for a step-by-step guide to a great night sleep and a new life!

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