As we age, sleep can become more elusive. Owed in part to hormones and age-related changes in the a group of nerve cells called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the body's internal clock can be disrupted, making it difficult to get enough sleep. According to the National Institute of Health, disruption of circadian rhythms can negatively affect overall health and wellness.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which those afflicted have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Over 50% of adults have reported repeated incidents of insomnia and more than 10% of the population suffer from chronic insomnia. And those with children are especially prone, as I found out when I had my own!