Sleep is Everything

Monday, October 17, 2022

#AD This post has been sponsored by Idorsia, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Let's talk sleep, or lack of it in my case. I've been sleep deprived for years due to multiple factors including menopause, stress, and health issues.  Lack of sleep causes real problems that can impact physical and mental health, work, relationships, our appearance, and the way we function in the world.  The statistics are staggering. According to a recent survey of 1,000+ U.S. adults conducted by The Alliance for Sleep, approximately 7.125 billion dollars was spent during the past year on products to help sleep. Check it out here. . Guess I'm in good company!

No amount of caffeine in the world can make up for years of lost sleep.

Insomnia has had a huge impact on me, as well as those around me (sorry Richard!).  When I'm sleep deprived, I'm irritable, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, and downright unproductive. When I sleep too late in the morning then I'm behind on everything. It's not a good feeling! Sleep issues have also had a negative impact on my energy level and physical health. Being in a chronic state of sleep deprivation might make you feel like eventually that becomes "normal", but it's NOT! By the way, in case you didn't know, sleep is the third pillar of health along with diet and exercise, and it is crucial for our wellbeing!  I learned this here

But it's not all gloom and doom.  I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Seize the Night and Day campaign to bring awareness to insomnia.  The information is eye opening (no pun intended) and has helped me to incorporate better sleep habits that have truly made a difference in the quality and quantity of my sleep. I've learned so much about insomnia, both the facts and myths.  

I'm happy to say that I am finally sleeping better. I've carved out a sleep routine including cutting screen time  before bed, decreasing my daily caffeine intake, going to bed at the same time every night, listening to a meditation to help me doze off, and keeping my room as cool as possible (I get SO hot at night!).  There is a ton of valuable information on the website, so take a peek here and share with others who are also having sleep difficulties.   

I need all the energy I can get, since I spend a lot of time chasing my two year old granddaughter!

Most of all, remember that insomnia is NOT your fault! It's a REAL medical condition!
We're in this together. 

Thanks for stopping by. Sweet dreams tonight!

xx Susan

#seizethenightandday #idorsiapartner 

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