Sleeping is vitally important to our physical and mental health and wellbeing - yet 70 million Americans struggle to get enough of it. Insomnia is triggered by a variety of causes -- mental health issues, physical issues/pain, and most commonly, stress. As stress levels rise with current global issues, mounting pressure at work, and general emphasis on “hustle culture,” our sleep has been taking a major toll.
Driving while tired is said to be more dangerous than driving with a few cocktails under your belt! So imagine how impaired we are when attempting to function in our jobs, lives, relationships - every day - on too-little sleep.
Fixing sleep problems can be tricky; things that can help are improving diet, getting plenty of exercise, improving sleep hygiene (schedule, bedtime routines), and lessening stress. One modern option is to try an app. There are thousands of apps that cater to getting better quality sleep- and they focus on different issues. From meditation apps to noise makers to sleep analysis, all are worth trying to secure that elusive but oh-so-important shut eye.