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GSE INSOMNIA

Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

You have insomnia if you experience:

✔ Difficulty falling asleep

✔ Waking frequently during the night

✔ Waking too early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep

✔ Waking feeling un-refreshed

Consequences of Insomnia:

–   Affects your hormone levels setting the stage for some serious health problems –insomnia has been associated with accelerated aging, cancer, diabetes, depression and obesity.

–   Increased risk of accidents - as reported in Business Week, "Studies show that someone who has been awake for 24 hours has the same mental acuity as a person with a blood alcohol level of 0.1, which is above the legal limit for driving in most states."

Who has Insomnia? – Studies indicate that almost 2/3 of Americans have difficulty falling and staying asleep. If you feel the need for a nap in the daytime, you are probably one of them, since fatigue is one of the top 10 reasons Americans visit a physician.

Sleeping problems are even common in young adults (17-30yrs) and a German study found that 12% of 4-5 year old children had difficulties falling asleep.

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