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What we do in a third of our lives read? Sleep. Anyway, if all goes well. Why does the man at all, how many hours are enough and what will help, if we can’t go to sleep at night and in the morning as whacked to Wake up? These and other issues is dedicated to TIME ONLINE the focus on “Better sleep”.

one in four adults has difficulty sleeping. We extinguish the light, close your eyes and are wide-awake. The thoughts that make us nervous, maybe even scared, and not allow ourselves to come to rest. Bedtime rituals and products to help this thought carousel to switch off.

Our sleep has become a huge market. A McKinsey Report, by 2017 is estimated that worldwide more than 30 billion Euro will be implemented with sleep AIDS. Pillows and humidifier with the scent of lavender promises us “peace and ease”, extra heavy blankets, a “pleasant and soothing sense of well-being” and sound machines have a relaxed night in deep sleep. But what is this alleged miracle cure actually bring?

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Especially popular Apps to optimise our sheep are. The offer is large: Some Apps want to Wake us up in the right sleep phase, so we’re in the morning less tired. Other possible effective NAP schedule in our day, or monitor our sleep, in order on the basis of the rhythm of sleeping and waking problems. There are Apps that talk to us, mesmerizing in the bedroom or us to use animations, we show how long – and to exhale.

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Worldwide, humans have problems to fall asleep, stay asleep or sleep long enough. In a European comparison, it sleeps in Poland were particularly bad, where every third person suffers from almost insomnia, in Germany, it meets a quarter of the people. In Italy and Denmark, only 16.6 percent are not affected. The researchers have found in a study of over 54,000 adults over the age of 50 (International Journal of Public Health: van de Straat & Bracke, 2015). The insomnia – and the chronic and by a sleep disorder – affects most often our sleep. Rare respiratory make us disorders, sleep apnea, or to create the syndrome of restless legs.

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