inability to sleep [Latin in- not + somnus sleep]
I was out a few days ago with a friend of mine I haven’t met for quite a long time. She didn’t look too good and I started to worry about her.
Let’s just say she’s not the same energetic and positive person she used to be. She’s tired, unproductive and can even get very grumpy sometimes.
I should have known the reason.
She’s been having sleeping problems.
Stress from Work
Making Ends Meet and Paying the Bills in the Midst of this Harsh Economic Crisis
Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One
They’ve all taken a toll on her.
The good news is, she’s not the only one going through this. In fact, after going through many recent emails from all of you, I noticed a clear trend.
She’s not alone. YOU are not alone.
One of the top problems many of you seem to be facing is sleep deprivation.
The following article in the New York Times sheds more light on our challenge:
An estimated 30 million Americans wrestle with chronic insomnia. Many suffer in silence. A 2005 National Sleep Foundation survey found that only one-third of patients with insomnia were asked by their primary care physicians about the quality of their sleep. Insomnia sufferers are equally unlikely to raise the issue with their doctors, studies show. And that’s too bad, experts say.
Remedies to help people fall asleep have been around for centuries, from laudanum in the 1800s to barbiturates more recently. “Unfortunately, most of them were addictive and potentially deadly,” said Dr. David Neubauer, associate director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. “The history of sleep medications is really a tale of improving safety.”
As you can see, this isn’t a pleasant situation to be stuck in. That’s why I spoke to Laura and convinced her to take time off her busy schedule to give some urgent attention to this.
If You’re Suffering from Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia, I Want To Help You, BUT…
… I need your help first.
Please tell me:
- How bad the situation is for you?
- How are you dealing with it?
- How many hours of sleep do you manage to get everynight?
- Is it good, quality sleep, or interrupted?
Your answers will help Laura craft a way for you to leverage The Silva Method more effectively to deal with your sleeping problems.
I’ve seen my friend and I now know how terrible insomnia and sleep deprivation can be.
Pills from greedy pharamceutical companies will only get you so far.
Please share your answers in the comments section.
Better and better,