Our Worsening Sleep Deficits

Published: October 10, 2012
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A recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that the American sleep deficit continues to rise. The survey of 1,000 people found participants average six hours and 40 minutes of sleep a night on weeknights, even though 100 years ago the average American slept 9 hours a night. Roughly one-third of those surveyed said they had fallen asleep or become very sleepy at work in the past month. While sleepy workers know they're not performing as well as they could during the day, work is what's keeping them up nights, according to the survey, which found workdays are getting longer and time spent working from home averages close to four-and-a-half hours each week.

In addition to work issues, stress can cause insomnia. Although medications are often needed in severe cases (such as CFS and Fibromyalgia), for most people natural sleep remedies are all that is needed to address insomnia. Your job is to make the time to sleep!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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