If you have trouble sleeping, you are not alone. Insomnia affects more people than you may realize. In fact, insomnia is more common than any other sleep disorder for people living in Europe and North America. As many as one-third of people in the United States report that they don't get enough sleep to perform well during the day. Aside from making you tired during the day, insomnia can significantly affect your health. There are many health problems associated with insomnia. For example:
- You're four times as likely to suffer from depression if you don't sleep well.
- Your likelihood of developing a serious illness is increased.
- It's much more likely that you will have an accident during the day, such as an on-the-job mishap or a traffic collision.
- You're more likely to be unproductive during the day and possibly miss work if you don't sleep well.