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I consider myself to be a blessed sleeper.  Most nights, I fall asleep easily, only wake up a few times for a bathroom break, and wake up relatively refreshed.  This does not mean that I never struggle with insomnia.  I have had my nights of tossing and turning, or waking up in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep till it is time to wake up.  That is all part of normal sleep. 

If people are used to sleep aids, their perception of sleep changes.  They tend to think that normal sleep is a very deep, dreamless, almost comatose state.  That is just not true for most people.  Sleep is not the same as anesthesia. 

How can we manage our expectations of sleep?  The most important thing is how you define it and how you look at it.  If you have a few nights of less than perfect sleep, try to relax about it.  Your body will force you to catch up at some point.  If you worry about it, you will tend to be more stressed out and even less able to sleep.  I try to see it as “me” time.  If I wake up in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep, I practice deep breathing, I allow my mind to wander, I dream of things that I would like to do, and I generally see it as a blessing.  That is  a state of mind that is much more likely to allow me to fall back to sleep, rather than one where I worry about why I am awake, worry about how tired I am going to be tomorrow, and wondering what is wrong with me.  That kind of worry leads to more stress hormones and less sleep. 

So, if you have a bad night – try to stay calm-  enjoy the stillness and the thinking space.  You will probably find that, like me, you will fall back asleep before you know it. 

If your insomnia continues, it is a good idea to use one of the many helpful snoring products, pillows or insomnia aids at AllegroMedical.com  – or contact your doctor. 

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– Marita Klein

 About the Author:  Marita is an organizational development consultant who has helped many private and organizational clients live the lives they want through her forthright, no nonsense approach to management and life. She has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology and has worked effectively as executive coach and consultant in South Africa, Canada and the US. She can be contacted at:  maritaklein (at) cox (dot) net.

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Sleep Awareness Week is observed and recognized as one of the national health observances during the month of March. Sleep Awareness Week is March 3rd through March 9th. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of adults require 7.5 to 8.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep but the percentage that actually reach that amount of rest every night falls very short of what it needs to be. Sleep is an important part of our lives in terms of productivity during waking hours, awareness in everyday activities, and more importantly, health.

Are You a Victim of Sleepless Nights?

If you are having trouble catching up on those much needed sheep counting hours after the sun goes down then the Better Sleep Pillow is your solution. This sleep apnea pillow accommodates all kinds of sleepers from those who sleep on their back, stomach, and anywhere in between. The better sleep pillow also improves circulation so you can make sure you’re not starting your day off with stiffness out of bed.

Okay, What About Snoring Problems

The CPAP Multi Mask Sleep Pillow is an extremely effective form of snoring treatment. The Sleep Pillow Mask prevents the airway from closing during sleep. If you don’t prefer a mask, try the Snore Wizard formerly known as the Noiselezz. The Snore Wizard is a Snoring Mouthpiece designed to treat both snoring and sleep apnea. The improved airflow in the back of the throat with the Snore Wizard Snoring Mouthpiece eliminates snoring. I’m actually thinking about getting one for my good friend. He brings the thunder when he’s in a deep sleep. His snoring resembles a Semi-truck down-shifting on the highway.

To read more about these and other remedies to snoring and sleep apnea, visit our Sleep Apnea Blog.