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Childhood neglect/abuse and adult insomnia


Top priority for all pillows is to keep the head and neck properly aligned with the spine.
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Top priority for all pillows is to keep the head and neck properly aligned with the spine. (Metro Services / The Spokesman-Review)

Can't sleep?

Maybe you should look way back in your past to its possible origins.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports this week that "the origins of insufficient sleep can, in certain cases, begin early in life and pose lasting consequences. A retrospective cohort study found that self-reported instances of neglect or abuse during childhood were associated with frequent insufficient sleep decades after their occurrence."

 March 3–10, is National Sleep Awareness Week.

According to the CDC report adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. "Receiving less sleep can pose serious consequences to health and safety."

 Falling asleep while driving is one of the biggest dangers.

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