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Is Insomnia Ruining My Health?

It is common for people to fear that insomnia is "ruining" their health. We are told repeatedly by the media that we HAVE to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night or we risk Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease (all the scary stuff!) But is this actually true? There are a number of studies that suggest no. First, hunter gatherer studies provide compelling evidence that suggests the average human evolved to only sleep 6-7 hrs a night (not 7-9 is we have been told). Then there is the meta-analysis published in 2019 which reviewed seventeen studies, including a total of 36,938,981 individuals followed up for a mean of 11.6 years which showed that there was no difference in the odds of mortality for those individuals with symptoms of insomnia when compared to those without symptoms. Insomnia had no significant effect on the life expectancy of these people. Regardless, you can't actually control sleep. It is an autonomic process like digestion and blinking. Meaning the body takes care of this AUTOMATICALLY when you are in a relaxed state. With this in mind, it can be helpful to refocus on health factors you CAN control such as healthful food, exercise and relaxation activities. Interested in learning more? Check out this FREE 10 Day sleep Course #insomnia #sleepcoach #sleep #insomniarelief #healthanxiety #healthcoach #sleepconsultant