Is your room to blame for your sleep problems?


If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you should consider taking an herbal insomnia supplement to help you get rest, and also taking a good hard look at your room. According to a recent article on MSN Health, your bedroom can actually be unhealthy, which may be keeping you from being able to sleep.

The news source spoke to David Fost, M.D., an allergist and immunologist, who said that if you don't have an allergen cover on your mattress and pillow you most likely have dust mites. These little bugs contain proteins that may induce sneezing or a runny nose, keeping you up at night.

Next, the information provider spoke to Samuel Krachman, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who warned that leaving the light on may be damaging your sleep and health.

"In fact, two new studies suggest that exposure to light at night could affect not only your snooze quality but also your blood pressure, glucose levels, ability to regulate body temperature – even cancer risk. He suggests adding blackout curtains, or any opaque shade, to darken the room," according to the news source.

The National Sleep Foundation states that temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit and below 54 degrees may disrupt sleep, so be sure to keep that in mind during these summer months.

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