Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. According to Dr. John Fleetham, co-director of the UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Program, 40 per cent of Canadians will suffer from a sleep disorder during their life.
While you certainly need sleep to recharge your batteries, how much you need depends on how old you are. Babies, for example, require A LOT of sleep, up to 16 to 18 hours a day, to help with their growth and development. Adults, however, need around 7 to 9 hours, but you need even less after you hit 60 years old, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
These cottage zen moments are created with you insomniacs in mind. Turn the brightness down on your computer and listen to the waves gently lapping the shore. It will put you to sleep.