It is important to understand how sleep affects your overall health and well-being. Contrary to what most people believe, sleep is not a passive process. Our brain is cycling through very active stages of activity that allow the brain and body to actively rejuvenate. Be aware that sleeping pills may help you get to sleep or stay asleep, but they do not help you get the deeper, more restorative stages of sleep.
Quality sleep is continuous and uninterrupted. As we age, sleep can be disrupted due to pain, medical problems, frequent urination, medications, poor or irregular sleep schedules, and sleep disorders. Research is showing that patients’ chronic pain is adversely affected by an undiagnosed sleep disorder. Better sleep quality may be your easiest, most natural, and least expensive route to better health!