Have trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from chronic sleeplessness. While those with long-term insomnia should see a doctor to rule out a more serious underlying problem, many people who have trouble sleeping have daily stresses to thank.
Stop staying up all night with your head spinning over work, family and finances. You aren’t helping anything by worrying, and you’re making matters worse by not getting adequate sleep. Lack of sleep can cause impaired cognitive function, compromise the immune system and lead to more stress.
If you’re overwhelmed before bedtime, try getting into a regular meditation practice. It can help retrain your brain to let go of negative thoughts that are wearing you down. You may also want to consider a regular morning workout routine to get the blood flowing and quiet the mind.
Before turning to over-the-counter or prescription medications that may leave you feeling groggy the next day, consider a vitamin supplement like Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual Sleep, available at Dr. Newton’s Naturals.