Success becomes a struggle after there has been a string of too many sleepless nights.

Those who dream drift into deep slumber floating on clouds of the imagination.

Insomnia is a prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate sleep.

I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.

The house is still and morning’s light arrives in two hours.  Another night without the peace of restful sleep.

The most common remedy for insomnia is sleeping pills and sedatives.

Everyone knows our demons come to us in the middle of the night when we sleep. They give chase in our dreams yet we awaken with heart pounding awareness.

There is another demon more dangerous than any we would ever experience in a dream.

Sleeping pills and sedatives carry warning labels to protect us.

The American Cancer Society conducted a survey of 1.1 million people in the United States.

Individuals that get 7 hours of sleep per night have the least mortality rate.

Those who sleep longer than 7.5 hours have an increase in mortality.

Insomnia is treated with medication over 95% of the time.

Insomnia can be related to life events such as financial stress, bereavement, work problems, and the birth of a child .

Allow things to return to normal and the body will return to obtaining the rest it requires to refuel and energize.

Approximately half of all diagnosed insomnia is related to psychiatric disorders.

At the mental health center we prescribed medication to help the patient sleep for a number of reasons.

Medication helped to reduce the mental anguish experienced by patients.

Patients who refrain from using sleeping pills showed little to no increase in mortality associated with insomnia.

Set as a goal to not reach for sleeping pills and sedatives when unable to sleep in the middle of the night.

You potentially shorten your lifespan as you take these drugs long term.

Look for natural remedies to help you sleep found in our health food stores.

Avoid products rich in caffeine beyond 2:00 PM. Caffeine will increase your metabolism making it difficult to drift into deep sleep.

Insomnia is 40% more common in women than men.

The next time you are up unable to get the sleep you require, if at all possible pass on the medication and reflect on the good that has come to you.

Sleepless nights are ahead of us all but with proper planning do what is best for your body and overall health.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: Insomnia and picture Wikipedia




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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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