Trouble Sleeping, or is it all in your head?
Daylight savings time is a reminder that even just one hour of sleep can make a huge difference for many of us. While experts say it only takes about a day to adjust to one hour in time change, for some it takes longer. The truth is that trouble sleeping in America is widespread, with far more complex causes than a simple time change. In fact, the Center for Disease Control describes "insufficient sleep" as a "public health epidemic. Recent health news articles advise that insufficient sleep can lead to other health problems, including more serious ones. While the known causes for our trouble sleeping are numerous, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that the problem may be in our heads, quite literally. The study found that the brains of people with trouble sleeping have more adaptable structures and more excitable neurons. This quick and constant processing of information may be one of the reasons why people cannot sleep.Read More