Showing posts with label sleep. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sleep. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Multitasking is a Myth

Ours has become a society of multitaskers under the delusion that they are completing more and becoming more successful. The image of the multitasker is a memorable one: frazzles, distracted, tired, and detached. Their accessories include cell phone, lists, pens, datebooks, and coffee. They believe they get more done in a day than most people accomplish all week, but is that really the case?

Friday, June 13, 2014

I Need Some Sleep Part 2

In the last post we established:

  • Insomnia is a common sleeping disorder that affects up 40% of adults each year
  • It is the difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep or experiencing non-restorative sleep
  • Symptoms include: tossing and turning, nighttime arousal, racing thoughts, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, moodiness
  • Insomnia causes are many, but include and are not limited to: late night eating, emotional stress, and illnesses
  • A general consensus is that the average adult requires around 8 hours of sleep, but this has become more a frame of reference than anything else as we all could require different amounts of sleep in order to function at our optimal level

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I Need Some Sleep Pt 1

We all have trouble sleeping from time to time. In fact, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research reports that 30-40% of adults in America will experience symptoms of insomnia. That makes insomnia the most common sleep disorder health care providers treat.