March 18, 2014
On the heels of daylight saving time last week, LCWA client the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) declared Monday, March 10, Insomnia Awareness Day – reminding those who suffer from chronic insomnia that help is available from specially trained sleep physicians.
Temporary insomnia symptoms, which occur in about 30 to 35 percent of adults, can be caused by a sudden change in schedule, such as the one-hour shift to daylight saving time. LCWA shared tips to help Americans cope with the potential hour of sleep loss and recommended options for seeking treatment for sleep illnesses. As a result, our sleep experts were featured in influential consumer outlets including TIME and Huffington Post.
As many as 10 percent of adults have a chronic insomnia disorder, which involves ongoing difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or regularly waking up earlier than desired, despite an adequate opportunity for sleep. For more information on sleep illness or the AASM, visit sleepeducation.com.