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Sleep is something we all need and while plenty of us get enough of it, more of us struggle to make it happen each night. The act of sleep itself is as natural as any part of life, with almost every creature alive needing to either close its eyes or shut a part of its brain off so that it can “snooze” or otherwise drift away from a state of consciousness into unconsciousness at one time or another.
At minimum, most people require at least 2 to 3 hours of sleep per night with a recommendation being no less than 4 hours of sleep per night at the most extreme, but it is highly recommended that any human being get 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night. At most, people can sleep anywhere from 8 to 12 hours or longer per day, though it is not always easy to do. Insomnia is something that affects many and can be brought upon from restlessness, stress, too much energy, etc. Many people who suffer from insomnia may turn to natural habits that help them sleep better, or natural sleep aids such as melatonin or even peanut butter and warm milk. There are also prescription medicines that are common, though not preferred, as these medicines may help the brain induce sleep, but it is often not a natural sleep.
Sleep is part of the natural process and affects every part of our lives, including our immune system functionality and mental capabilities when it comes to everyday functioning on the job or performing regular tasks. With this comprehensive sleep guide, you will learn everything there is to know about sleep and insomnia. The guide shares comprehensive information such as:
- An in-depth look at insomnia: what causes it, the different kinds of insomnia, and its effects on health and wellbeing.
- Advice for managing insomnia effectively with stress management and relaxation techniques, proper diet and exercise, a good sleeping environment, CBT, and mindfulness meditation.
- How certain medications and treatments can affect sleep, the importance of routine for good sleep hygiene, and why you should keep a sleep journal.
- Links to other useful resources and websites to better understand and develop good sleeping habits.
For an in-depth guide to a full night sleep, read more: https://howtosleep.co.uk/guides/the-complete-guide-to-insomnia