Sleep loss widespread – Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep? According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50-70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways.
Sleep deprivation costs society – Car accidents, industrial disasters, occupational and medical errors as well as reduced quality of life and productivity are also linked to sleep deprivation.
Train your brain instead – Cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, helped chronic insomnia patients to go to sleep 20 minutes faster and stay asleep longer, improving sleep efficiency by almost 10 percent. CBT is a psychological treatment that focuses on changing specific behaviors and thinking processes.
Avoid bad habits – For example, CBT would work on your bad habits, removing the factors that might condition your mind to resist sleep. You'd learn to set a consistent bed time and wake time, to avoid na