Insomnia & Sleep Deprivation? Try Power Napping, Natural Sleep Supplements

Wonder if you have insomnia? You may be sleep deprived and not realize it!

Sleep experts are sounding the alarm, saying that chronic sleep loss and insomnia are a serious issue, and that Americans need to get more sleep as a nation.

  • The average 6.1 hours of sleep that people get, amounts to SLEEP DEPRIVATION!!

Dr. Charles Czeisler, Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, has called on corporations to help combat chronic sleep loss among employees by ALLOWING NAPPING!

What is the problem? You'll want to take our insomnia quiz to find out. Why?

  • Researchers say that the average person is not getting the needed 7 and a half to 9 hours of sleep, and that this sleep deprivation has a huge personal and business cost.

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  • Drowsiness during the day
  • Moodiness, irritability, anxiety, depression
  • Weight gain
  • Slower reaction time, e.g. while driving, can’t play piano, golf etc.
  • Cognitive ability impaired e.g. problem solving, math
  • Poor concentration, creativity, learning and memory

Why Get 8 Hours of Sleep?

Dr. James Maas, professor of Psychology at Cornell University, explains the significance of the number 8, for 8 hours of sleep:

  • "Between the seventh and eighth hour is when we get almost an hour of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the time when the mind repairs itself, grows new connections and puts it all together.

REM sleep occurs about every 90 minutes, and the periods of REM sleep get longer as the night progresses.

If you're a six-hour sleeper, you're missing that last, important opportunity to repair and to prepare for the coming day."

For a Nation of Walking Zombies: POWER SLEEP

Why a Power Nap is Better Than Coffee

How can taking a power nap can SAVE YOUR LIFE?

If you do shift work, or if you are at risk for dozing off at the wheel -- like 80,000 Americans do daily -- (National Highway Safety Administration) but you just can’t get around to 8 hours of sleep regularly, taking a power sleep during the day might save your life.

  • By setting a “power sleep clock” for 15 minutes during the day when you have a dip in alertness, or when driving, you will benefit more than you will from having a coffee break. Why?

A 15 minute power nap will refresh but not put you into delta or deep sleep and make you groggy.

  • Coffee, on the other hand, will interfere with REM sleep the next night – the REM sleep you will need for your mind to repair itself for the next day.

No GUILT: Afternoon Nap 'Good for Heart'

Taking 40 winks in the middle of the day may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, particularly in young healthy men,(not so much for retirees who don’t have as much stress), say researchers.

Siestas are common in the Mediterranean region and several Latin American countries and those countries also tend to have low mortality rates of coronary heart disease," according to news release by Harvard School of Public Health.

  • A six-year Greek study found that those who took a 30-minute siesta at least three times a week had a 37% lower risk of heart-related death.

The researchers took into account ill health, age, and whether people were physically active.

What Does Not Enough Sleep Cost You?

Just can’t squeeze in more sleep because of a time crunch, you'll want to try an insomnia quiz for symptoms:

  • Research shows that 75% of people show symptoms of lack of sleep a few times a week.

According to Dr Maas, the consequences of lack of sleep and insomnia are:

  • Moodiness, drowsiness, irritability, weight gain, anxiety, difficulty solving problems, lack of concentration, can't remember things, slower time to react.

Why are you less able to make good decisions when you have insomnia?

  • Sleep deprived brains do not work properly, according to MRI brain scans.

People who had had only 6 hours of sleep for a few weeks had problems doing math, and their brain scans showed very little activity.

  • After a good night's rest of 8 hours, however, the MRI brain scans "lit up with activity" and people had no trouble solving these same math problems!

You may want to try natural sleep supplements to help with anxiety and stress, to relax and sleep:

Why Not Get Prescription Sleeping Pills?

Over 42 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are written a year in the US.

Researchers have, however, sounded the alarm over "Benzo" addictions, especially to Valium (Diazepam), Xanax (Alprazolam) and Ativan (Lorazepam)!

Instead, best to try proven natural sleep supplements based on sound science that are non-addictive for insomnia, better sleep and less anxiety!

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Overcome Insomnia: Try STRETCHING!

Unless you begin to get adequate sleep, you will never be the person you were meant to be.


You can quiet your mind, release muscle tension and beat anxiety with a few stretches.

  • In a study done at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, 86 women who were having trouble sleeping needed 60% less sleep medication and had 30% less difficulty falling asleep when they stretched four times a week.

Try this move from San Francisco-based Pilates instructor Lara Hudson as part of your stretching routine:

1) Stand with your back against a wall, feet hip distance apart and about a foot from the wall.

2) Inhale, pull abdominals in and press entire back to the wall.

3) As you exhale, roll down slowly, peeling your head, neck, shoulders and back away from the wall until only your tailbone and buttocks are touching it.

4) Relax your neck and shoulders, and let your head and arms hang.

5) Take deep, slow breaths, and circle arms inward five times, then outward five times. Slowly roll your back up. 

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