I have issues with sleep. Frankly, I just don’t get enough. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has stated that insomia (a sleep disorder) affects hearly 60 million Americans a year (NIH, 2007) Poor sleep habits can result in daytime sleepiness and can weaken the immune system. Studies by NIH have found that daytime sleepiness may be a contributing factor in automobile accidents.
Further studies by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF, 2011) have found that those who suffer from insomnia miss more work, have elevated risks of depression and higher overall rates of illness and overall poorer health.
So why is a designer writing about insomnia?
We may be able to help!
Studies by the National Sleep Foundation and others have found that the environment in your bedroom can aid or hinder your quality of sleep. Here are a few tips to promote an environment that can help.