Today is Insomnia Awareness Day

Insomnia by Freddy Monteiro
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Insomnia can happen to anybody

Don’t be surprised if you get hit with daytime sleepiness or struggle to fall asleep this week. Insomnia or hypersomnolence could be two legitimate responses to the “spring forward” disruption of our circadian rhythms during the transition to Daylight Saving Time.

But if you keep experiencing insomnia, please take action. Sleeplessness is going to have a serious impact on your health over time, and lays the foundation for the development of chronic illness. Insomnia is defined as:

  • being unable to fall asleep
  • waking frequently in the middle of the night
  • awakening too early and being unable to return to sleep

Let us help

Visit these direct links to discussions throughout our family of sites which focus on insomnia, sleeplessness, and sleep deprivation. You may be able to find the answers you need, or at least find yourself pointed in the right direction


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These two pages in our new website, SleepHealth.org, cover a lot of territory that involves the relationship between insomnia and two major medical concerns: cancer and mental health.

https://sleephealth.org/sleep-health/sleep-and-comorbid-conditions/sleep-and-cancer/

https://sleephealth.org/sleep-health/sleep-and-comorbid-conditions/sleep-and-mental-health/


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Our ongoing patient-led forum frequently addresses the topic of insomnia. Below are just ten of the dozens of discussions that you might find interesting:

  1. Brain mapping for insomnia 
  2. Doctor’s Appointments and Insurance Guidelines – Sleep Apnea and Chronic Insomnia 
  3. Putting down those electronic devices before bed challenge 
  4. Concussions (Post-Concussion Syndrome) and Sleep Apnea 
  5. Synchronizing your body’s sleep “clock” 
  6. Folks in West Virginia Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep 
  7. Drowsy Driving Prevention 
  8. How do I know the good time to go to sleep? 
  9. Why Osteoarthritis Could Disrupt Your Sleep—and Your Partner’s 
  10. Alternative treatments for chronic insomnia such as neuro biofeedback, homeopathy

Why not join our forum? It’s free and you have easy access to others who struggle with sleeplessness who may inspire you to make a change!


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Type “insomnia” in the search bar at our Sleeptember® Posts page in Facebook to find dozens of posts, links, and discussions about sleeplessness. You can also do the same at the American Sleep Apnea Association Facebook page. 

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