Do you have Insomnia?

Posted by Maria on August 16, 2012 under 31 Blog Posts in 31 Days, Mobile Spa, Sleep, Spa and Sleep Dictionary, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized, Wellness | Be the First to Comment

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner

Raise your hand if you consistently get 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day?

Hello, my name is Maria and I’m an esthetician and the owner of Homespunspa Mobile Spa where we bring the spa experience home to you. We specialize in the art of relaxation and getting a better night’s sleep.

In today’s blog post, I’d like to explore one of my all-time favourite topics, insomnia. The word “insomnia” comes from “Somnus, the Roman god of Sleep” with the prefix “in” added to negate the noun. Insomnia is defined as the “chronic inability to fall asleep or stay asleep without interruptions for an adequate amount of time” and an “insomniac is a person who suffers from insomnia.”

You have some degree of insomnia is you can say yes to either of these questions:

  1. Do you have trouble sleeping?
  2. Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for several hours?

According to my research:

  • We spend around 1/3 of our lives sleeping or an average of 24 years out of 75! (you’d think we’d be really good at it :) )
  • If you suffer from diabetes, hypertension, depression, or are obese, you may also be experiencing poor quality sleep.
  • 20-40% of all adults suffer from insomnia at some time during the year.

Insomnia is obviously a huge topic and I’m going to explore it as best I can over the next 30 days as part of a series. I’m going to uncover some of the mysteries and myths that surround sleep and offer tips on how to sleep better. And if you have any tips of sleeping that you’d like to share, by all means, leave a comment. I hope you join me on this journey and maybe we will all improve the quality of our sleep soon.

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