“I watch the hours and seconds moving on the clock and panic because I know I’m going to be so tired the next day”.
Does this sound familiar? 1 in 3 of us suffer from some form of sleep disorder and experience difficulty going to sleep or find ourselves waking up during the night and unable to get back to sleep again.
A good night’s sleep is however essential for our health and wellbeing. This is because sleep is a time when the body repairs itself. It also helps to maintain a healthy balance of hormones to assist with the repair of cells and tissues including the heart and blood vessels, puberty and fertility, whether we feel hungry or not and it affects how our body reacts to insulin which is the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.
It is therefore no surprise that studies have found a link between people suffering with chronic insomnia and some serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attacks and diabetes.
Sleep deficiency can also mean that common infections become harder to fight off so a good night’s sleep is really essential.
If you are experiencing any sleep disorders and would like to find out how I may be able to help you, please contact me for a free no obligation chat.