3rd June 2016
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
It would seem that sleep should come easily and naturally; it should be as elementary as breathing. But unfortunately, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many of us. In fact, the inability to get a good restorative sleep has become such an epidemic that there are countless websites, books, sleep clinics, smartphone and tablet apps, OTC sleep aids, and of course pharmaceuticals, all designed to induce sleep, some naturally and some artificially.
A recent survey study revealed that as many as: “… 43% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights. More than half (60%) say that they experience a sleep problem every night or almost every night (i.e., snoring, waking in the night, waking up too early, or feeling un-refreshed when they get up in the morning.)”
Even more alarming is that an estimated 70 million Americans are currently being ‘treated’ for sleep disorders with prescription pharmaceuticals.