A Brief Overview of Insomnia

On average, about ten million Americans consult with their doctor about what they can do to help eliminate their insomnia. Even though there are some people who can get by on a couple of hours sleep per night, but that is not ordinary and it can take a toll on your body. Everyone is different and the amount of sleep one person needs may not be the same for the next person. Most people need around seven or eight hours of sleep per night to wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

Insomnia can lead to numerous problems for individuals, such as:

• Moodiness that is difficult to control
• Overall feeling of listlessness
• Your thinking abilities are lowered and you are not as productive as you once were
• Immune system gets weaker, which leads to more viruses being able to attack our bodies

Almost 200,000 accidents occur every year because of insomnia, which leads to billions of dollars lost in the workplace because of absent employees. It has played key roles in disasters such as the nuclear-plant accident on Three Mile Island. It is imperative that you take the necessary steps to prevent insomnia. Fortunately, for most people it can be as simple as making a couple of lifestyle changes to help you get the rest you need.