45% percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™ Having trouble sleeping can have a wide-range of negative effects on your health, so it's something you should take seriously. For example, it makes you less safe behind the wheel and increases your long-term risk of medical conditions such as obesity and heart disease. (to name only a few!) Though medical sleep aids may work quickly to help you drift off, they can have awful side effects and aren't good to use long term. Luckily, there is another treatment for sleepless nights that's cheap, isn't habit-forming, and is non-invasive: Sound Healing Music.
Sound Healing Music has a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body relax and prepare for sleep. It also has the power to slow your heart rate and breathing, lower your blood pressure, and may trigger your muscles to relax. “The findings from the Sleep Health Index demonstrate a need for sleep health improvement,” said David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. “Sleep is an important factor in overall health. We suggest that Americans and their doctors talk about sleep as a vital sign of health and well-being.” If you would still like to donate to help create this sound healing app that will have an Insomnia section, you can through the link in the bio. I will be in the recording studio today! Make sure to watch my Instagram Live to see what's up! More on sleep! AND how the Soundembrace app will support your health journey to come!