Sleep. It’s that time of night when people become (or are supposed to become) refreshed. That REM cycle, that recommended sleep amount, those comfy sheets, that slow fan circling overhead to give a nice breeze, as if you’re sleeping under the stars…that’s how it supposed to be. But how is it? That’s a different question.
Americans, chronically, get a lack of sleep. While the recommended amount of hours to sleep is between seven and nine, Americans get less than that; in some cases, far less. The couple with a newborn child, the executive who stays up at night thinking about projects, the single mother struggling at night budgeting her expenses…all these individuals might get less than the needed amount of sleep.
Insomnia, as well, affects millions of Americans. Getting to bed remains a ch Continue reading