Insomnia creates difficult ripple affects in many areas of a person’s life, including increase in anxiety and depression, more susceptible to stress, less energy and motivation, difficulty focusing, and more irritability. Insomnia can include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, and/or waking too early in sleep. According to Stats Canada, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, with 10-15% of the population experiencing symptoms of insomnia that impact their daily functioning, and 25% of adults not satisfied with their sleep. However there is hope, with the right tools, small adjustments to daily habits, and supports people recover and have better sleep. Please find a few key things to consider below:
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