Insomnia is a very real public epidemic. If you have trouble sleeping, ladies, you are not alone. An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, have problems going to sleep or staying asleep, and thus are considered to have insomnia, according to a study in Health Reports. To further that, a link correlated between obesity and insomnia has been found. (Stats Canada)
Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for: Heart disease, Heart attack, Heart failure, Irregular heartbeat, High blood pressure, Stroke, Diabetes, Depression, Aging Skin, Increased Weight Gain, Decreased Sex Drive, Forgetfulness and many more. (Via WebMD)
So on my weekly parenting segment on Global TV this morning, I wanted to address a very real problem for many, especially moms who who often work a “double duty” and experience sleep interruption. Here are some tips to beat Momsomnia.
Direct link to video: http://globalnews.ca/video/581907/erica-diamond-beat-momsomnia
I was upset that I forgot to mention lavender essential oil as a relaxation aid for better sleep. I put lavender oil under my nose every night before bed– lavender is a proven relaxant.
There are so many more sleep tips that are difficult to pack into 5 minutes. Do you struggle with insomnia? What are your best sleep tips? Do you take any sleep medication, or natural aids like melatonin? Please share your sleep strategies with our community!
I don’t sleep and its honestly hell. I’d try anything.
I’ve tried melatonin and it helps a little. I like your worry list idea I might have to try it!
The worry list helps a lot and melatonin helps as well. Also, a reminder to bright light (meaning screen time, computer, cell phone, iPad, an hour before bed).