June 2010 Issue

A Natural Approach to Sweet Slumber

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? If you do, you’re not alone. About one-third of of Americans complain of sleep disorders—meaning any disorder that affects, disrupts or involves sleep. Insomnia (from the Latin insomnis, meaning sleepless) is the most common kind of sleep disorder. If you’re unlucky enough to suffer from a sleep disorder, you know how debilitating it can be; it can cause fatigue, moodiness, impaired function, higher risk of injury, and anxiety during your waking hours. In fact, inadequate sleep is even connected with a higher risk of health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and obesity.

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