Did you know the average person is supposed to get anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep a night? According to a 2013 Gallop poll, less than 40% of Americans manage to get the recommended amount. Sleep deprivation is not only annoying; it’s dangerous. The side effects of long term sleep deprivation can range anywhere from feeling tired too early mortality. Getting consistently less sleep than you should create a “sleep debt” and without help… most of us never pay it off.
How do I know if sleep deprivation is affecting me?
Sleep deprivation can hide in mysterious ways, or be very pronounced. Symptoms can include and are not limited to:
- depressed mood
- difficulty learning new concepts
- inability to concentrate or a “fuzzy” head
- lack of motivation
- increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings
- reduced sex drive
Are there any natural options to help me sleep?
Luckily in this day and age, we have many options available to help with chronic or intermittent sleep deprivation. Finding a natural sleep-inducing option to improve your sleep or enhance existing methods you are using to sleep is a priority for most people. That’s where Natural Air and aromatherapy can help. By diffusing a scent that promotes relaxation, you can ease your body and mind into a peaceful slumber much easier. The best scents for relaxation include: