High-tech mattresses, expensive luxury sheets, white-noise machines … it seems like when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, some people are willing to pay just about anything. And with the attention that the dangers of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders has been getting in the news these days, it’s no wonder. Lack of sleep has been blamed – and rightly so – for a number of tragic accidents, for lost productivity in the workplace, for increased potential for Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain diseases, for weight gain, and many more causes for serious concern.
Though a sleep specialist is likely to tell you that unless you have a sleep disorder, you just need to make sleep a higher priority, and that it isn’t necessary to spend money to get a good night’s sleep, it is worth looking at the ways that losing sleep is costing you, and what some of the options are that can enhance your chances for getting back to getting the rest you need. Continue reading