Insomnia is one of the most serious health risks one can face in their lifetime. Everyone goes through at least a period of having trouble sleeping, usually caused by a difficulty in one’s life. But others deal with this issue on an every day, on-going basis. It is when insomnia is a regular part of life that one has to be very concerned about the subsequent health issues that can follow, and the negative impact it can have on the quality of life.
“There is plenty of compelling evidence that sleep is the most important predictor of how long you will live – perhaps more important than whether you smoke, exercise or have high blood pressure or cholesterol levels.” explained William Dement, Stanford University psychiatry professor.
[Source: “How To Sleep Better” Judi Dash, Parade Magazine 12/23/07]