Maybe it’s the longer days that we don’t want to end or the busy schedules that ring-in summer; somehow sleep seems to be in short supply these days. Some people need more and some need less, but it’s reported by the National Institute of Health that at least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems.

Here’s your Glimsity Get-Your-Sleep-Back Survival Guide:

Maybe it’s in your head…

Congestion makes it extremely difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Often nasal drainage can be attributed to seasonal allergies or it can be more than that. Ear nose and throat doctors and allergists agree that if sinus infections persist, it’s time to look into the cause. More about chronic sinusitis: How to Know When a Cold is More than a Cold.
Cold or Allergies
Maybe you put yourself or your child to bed for the ample amount of hours, but the hours aren’t filled with restful sleep. Sleep apnea can occur in children and adults, which may be caused by obstructed air passages. Read more here: Does Your Child Get Enough Sleep?

Ear nose and throat surgeon, Dr. David Oliver, says “Apnea means no breath. The brain will say ‘Hey, you’re not breathing. Wake up.’” But you never fully wake up, your “level of sleep elevates so that you never truly get into the depth of sleep that becomes restful.”
Tonsils and Sleep
Or maybe it’s not in your head, but your bed…
Supposedly, the average person changes positions 40 to 60 times during the night, including a dozen full body turns, which can disturb others in the bed with you. Studies show that each time one partner moves, the other moves within 20 seconds. In this blog post, we asked bedding and fine linens store owner Carol Hartman to dissect what makes a comfortable bed. Hint: there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Read more here: He’s Hot, but I’m Not!

That’s enough on the topic for now, but we’ll continue to cover any insight we gain from our local sources on the ground. If you have any ideas or insight, as always post it in the comments on our social media pages.


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