Insomnia We've talked about insomnia over the past couple of days. Many times people will go undiagnosed with a sleep disorder, feeling that they're just a light sleeper, or that they just don't need a lot of sleep to function. The truth is that you do need sleep. Your body cannot function correctly without enough sleep and it is very rare for a person to actually need under 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Many common signs of insomnia are
Can't get to sleep? Ask yourself a few questions the next time you can't get to sleep. 1) Did you check your phone right before bed? 2) Are you going to bed at different times every night? Where you in bed by 11 last night and trying to get into bed at 9 tonight? 3) Did you have that super yummy coffee on your lunch break? Or even later? 4) Is your bed comfortable? 5) Are you hot? Or is there a ton of light in your room?
Your body's natural clock In our last blog, we discussed jet lag and the effects of travel on our body's natural "clock". Let's learn more about that natural clock and how it effects our sleep. What is our natural clock? Our body's natural Circadian Biological Clock regulates the timing of periods of sleepiness and wakefulness throughout the day. Your body's circadian rhythm dips and rises throughout the day. Adults usually experience the largest dips during early morning