7 Ways Sleep Affects Your Work

September 26, 2014 12:15 PM

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7 Ways Sleep Affects Your Work

About 9 million U.S. adults use prescription sleep aids to ensure quality rest, according to a recent CDC study. But experts caution that sleeping pills aren't always effective or safe, and many think their use should be limited. "If you have an insomnia disorder, you probably need to see somebody who specializes in insomnia, you might need extra help," says Michael A. Grandner, Ph.D., of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania. The good news is insomnia can often be treated "pretty effectively using non-medication approaches," he says, but many people haven't heard of remedies beyond pills. So how do you get to sleep when you just can't? These all-natural sleep aids will have you drifting off in no time, no Rx necessary.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or CBT-I is considered the gold standard for insomnia treatment, the method with the most scientific evidence to support it, says Kelly Glazer Baron, Ph.D., M.P.H, a sleep researcher and neurology instructor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Me...

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