The effects of poor sleep

Are you having trouble sleeping?

"If I can't sleep now, I'll feel ruined tomorrow"

Getting enough sleep is essential for leading a happy and productive life. While occasional sleepless nights are normal, prolonged and chronic insomnia can become a severe issue that requires attention. Unfortunately, when insomnia takes hold, it can have adverse effects on your physical and mental health, affecting every aspect of your well being.

The consequences of poor sleep include:

  • reduced ability to concentrate
  • poorer short-term memory
  • increased weight gain
  • higher blood pressure
  • feeling down, irritable or anxious
  • slower reaction times
  • increased risk of cardiovascular problems
  • increased risk of type 2 diabetes
  • increased risk of developing clinical depression
Tired woman with insomnia

Sleeping pills may help some people, but should only be used for a short time. They come with side effects like drowsiness and gastrointestinal problems and can lead to tolerance and dependency issues, which means you may become addicted or need higher doses over time.

A Mindful Way to Healthy Sleep offers an effective and drug-free solution to insomnia, addressing the underlying causes of poor sleep, teaching you effective skills you can count on to sleep well for years to come.