are you losing sleep?

Sleep is one of the most important things you can give your body to ensure health and happiness. However, it’s not always easy to achieve sleep the way that it’s intended to be truly well-rested and to aid in being productive throughout the day.

The American Sleep Association (ASA) reports that between 50 to 70 million adults have a sleeping disorder while 35.3 percent of adults report that they sleep an average of less than seven hours during a typical 24-hour period. Since the average adult requires between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, that means that many adults aren’t even meeting this minimum on a nightly basis.

A healthy amount of sleep can lead to many benefits, including things like increased concentration and productivity, a faster metabolism, and a decreased risk of depression. An adequate amount of sleep can also improve the function of your immune system, improve memory, spur creativity, and encourage a healthy body weight.

As you can tell, receiving enough sleep is vital to one’s overall health and well-being. However, many Americans don’t receive even the recommended minimum hours of sleep to achieve these benefits.

There is a range of factors that contribute to the loss of sleep, from sleep disorders to heightened anxiety. Understanding the signs your body gives you to signal that you need more sleep to determining when to see a doctor are important steps in ensuring you are receiving enough z’s to remain healthy and happy.

Hitting the sack with enough time to snooze each night may seem like no big deal, but losing sleep does have harmful effects. Learn more about warning signs that you’re  not catching enough shut eye as well as the warning signs that you should seek professional help below to maintain your health and optimal state of mind via the information presented below.

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.