Tossing and Turning? We’ve Met

How can you fall asleep faster and what do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night? These are all-too-real issues in the Age of Distraction, which is why we are calling Episode Three of our Distraction podcast the “Sleepisode.”

Sometimes doctors recommend a sleep study to help identify what’s causing a person’s sleep issues. For our new episode, Distraction went to the Hartford Hospital’s Sleep Center Lab in Bloomfield, CT, where Dr. Edward Salerno gives us a firsthand look at how it works. I think you’ll be fascinated.

Often at the root of sleep issues are how people are distracted during their crazy-busy days – so much so that when they would like to get a good night’s sleep, they simply can’t. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to check out this episode and hear some of our tips. Believe me, they’ll be new to you.

We just saw the findings from Defymedia’s Acumen Report, which sheds further light on the topic. The study was created primarily to study people’s TV watching habits, but one statistic stood out for us: 44 percent of the respondents said they watch TV for the express purpose of falling asleep. (Incidentally, “stress relief” was another reason cited heavily in the study.) Not sure what that says about the quality of TV, but that’s for another day.

So as long as you are awake, and if you’re reading this we assume you are, check out the “Sleepisode” episode on our Distraction podcast, and let us know what you think!



  • Jan Posted April 29, 2016 7:00 pm

    My best solution to falling back to sleep seems to be in relocating to another bed. Once I don’t worry about tossing and turning and keeping my partner awake, I relax and go back to sleep.

    • Jim Posted May 2, 2016 12:38 pm

      Thanks for your comment – it’s nice how your concern for others is a consideration in your solution. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never tried the “relocation theory” myself.

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