Can the Ultimate 30-second Sleep Quiz Help Cure Your Insomnia?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late last year that insomnia had officially reached epidemic proportions. With an estimated 70 million people suffering from diagnosed sleep disorders (and an untold number going undiagnosed) in the United States, insomnia and other sleep-related problems are increasingly coming under the microscope.

Fortunately for insomnia sufferers, there is a new 30-second sleep quiz that can pinpoint the exact nature of your sleep problems. Dubbed the “Ultimate Sleep Quiz”, this insightful set of questions created by sleep researchers at Sprayable, Inc. helps you identify the root causes of your sleep problems based on your lifestyle habits.

Interestingly, what you get at the end of the quiz is your Sleep Type, which is then elaborated on. You also receive a set of instructions to help you deal with and eliminate the cause of your insomnia. What’s unique about this sleep quiz is that it contains a set of actionable “fixes” based on your specific sleep type.

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The theory behind this quiz is that there are certain lifestyle patterns and habits that work in tandem with your body’s physiological profile to either give you great sleep or deprive you of much-needed rest every night. These factors collude to create five sleep types that this quiz seeks to reveal to respondents.

What are the Various Sleep Types?

Essentially, there are five different sleep type categories that people fall under. Each is based on the specific daytime habits of each person and their personal profile, which includes age, sex, bedtime habits and so on.

This is a brief overview of each sleep type and what it means:

Sleep Type U

The typical effect of this particular sleep type is that the person wakes up feeling tired and unrested. This can seriously impact their productivity at work, their concentration levels and even their sex drive. Forgetfulness is a common symptom of this sleep type, as is trouble remembering names, dates and faces.

The Ultimate Sleep Quiz helps you identify if you fall under this category, and gives you specific action points that you can use immediately to start sleeping better. One such tip is to avoid using electronic devices at least 2 hours before bedtime, the reason being that these devices emit a high quantum of what is known as ‘blue light’ - one of the major disrupters of the body’s melatonin levels.

Sleep Type S

People with this sleep type find that their mind keeps racing when their body is desperately trying to get to sleep. Stressful thoughts about the day ahead or issues that they’re currently dealing with prevent sleep from taking over naturally.

Respondents of the 30-second quiz say that the questions are designed to identify these issues and pinpoint the real nature of the problem. The biggest takeaway from the quiz - for Type S people - is how to establish a routine at bedtime that will help them overcome their problems and help them go to sleep faster.

Sleep Type A

For this category of sleepers, the biggest problem is that the body is unable to produce enough of the sleep hormone melatonin at bedtime.

The effect of lower melatonin levels is that the person is unable to fall asleep easily no matter how hard they try. The results of the sleep quiz deal with this specific problem and show users how to overcome it.

Strangely, this is a natural phenomenon that can easily be resolved with non-prescription solutions.

One of the major “fixes” for Type A sleepers is to take a melatonin supplement. However, harsh sleeping pills are highly undesirable, and the results of the quiz will show you a much more natural option.

Sleep Type I

According to the results of the Ultimate Sleep Quiz, people with this sleep type are plagued with a variety of symptoms ranging from being wide awake at bedtime to getting up fresh and ready to face the day - at 3 in the morning!

Obviously, you can guess the effect of being forced to sleep this way night after night. Such people do, on occasion, get a good night’s sleep but it’s completely random and not very helpful in the greater scheme of things - such as their physical and mental health.

One of the sleep fixes for people with this sleep type is to have a consistent night-time ritual. Research shows that having a fixed routine can do wonders for your sleep patterns over time. The sleep fix that you receive at the end of the quiz shows you exactly what to do in order to establish that routine, and ways in which inconsistent sleepers can control their melatonin levels - especially around bedtime when they need high levels of this natural hormone.

Sleep Type L

Younger adults are highly prone to this condition. However, the experts at Sprayable, Inc. - creators of the Ultimate Sleep Quiz - say that older adults are increasingly finding themselves in this category.

Because light is one of the factors controlling melatonin levels in the body, exposure to even mild ambient light at bedtime can severely impair their ability to get a good night’s sleep.

What makes the symptoms worse is regular use of blue-light devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers around bedtime. With an increase in usage, the user tends to show more severe symptoms of being light-sensitive. The sleep fix at the end of the quiz reveals several insightful action items that can be put into practice the very same day.

About the Ultimate Sleep Quiz

Sleep is one of the most widely studied subjects in the world. From nightmares to sleep disorders to lucid dreaming, every aspect of this very necessary nightly period of unconsciousness has been probed into since time immemorial.

The Ultimate Sleep Quiz and the solutions proposed to deal with each sleep type are based on over three years of research covering thousands of subjects. According to co-founder of Sprayable, Inc., Harvard student and Thiel fellow Benjamin Yu:

“Over the past three years, we’ve researched every type of sleep disorder and the positive effects that externally introduced melatonin can have on the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. What we’ve found is that - in addition to melatonin supplementation from a safe and natural source - there are specific sleep fixes that work wonders for each of the sleep types we’ve discovered. People who have followed these tips have found a dramatic improvement in the quality of sleep they experience every night.”

The Ultimate Sleep Quiz is a simple 8-question quiz that will take you all of 30 seconds to complete and submit. You’ll immediately be told what your sleep type is, and the steps you need to take in order to get a holistic solution to your sleep issues.

Click Here or on the button below to take the quiz and start your journey towards better sleep.



7 Tips For Returning To a Normal Sleep Schedule for School

It’s about that time of the year where summer is coming to an end, and school is about to begin. Whether you are a student or a parent, your sleep schedule is bound to be thrown off after summer vacation. So, how can you assure that you will be readjusted and well rested for the start of school? Here are a few tricks:

1. Don’t Expect It To Happen Overnight

We live in a world where we love quick fixes. However, sleep does not work this way. It requires about 10 days to two weeks to repair your sleep schedule, so do it in increments. Change your bedtime and wakeup time by small amounts every day, not all at once. This will guarantee a gradual and successful adjustment.

2. Naps Are Okay, But Take Them Wisely

Many people say naps are a no-no, but they aren’t as awful as people may say. Healthy Sleep researchers at Harvard University suggest that naps for those who are sleep deprived are actually okay. However, it is crucial to limit them to 30-60 minutes. Otherwise, you may risk falling into a deep sleep and having trouble waking up.

3. Create A Ritual

Turn off bright lights, listen to relaxing music, and spray some aromatherapeutic scents.Give your kids a bath, read them a book, give them kisses and turn out the lights. Creating a ritual that your body associates with sleep will help you readjust. Our bodies have a natural sleep cycle, but if it gets disrupted, sometimes it needs a little external reminder of what it should be doing and when.

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4. Avoid Caffeine At Least A Few Hours Before Bedtime

Believe it or not, caffeine can have lasting effects in the body for up to 12 hours. Drinking caffeine close to bedtime is just asking to be kept up. Soft drinks, sports drinks, chocolate, and even some pain medications can contain caffeine, so you and your children may be ingesting it without even knowing. Be careful to avoid it at all costs to assure a good night’s rest.

5. Use Light and Dark To Your Advantage

​Before we had electricity, sleeping problems probably did not exist like they do today. Our bodies get cues from the environment as to when to wake up and go to sleep. Today, we have lights that deplete our melatonin and most likely keep our bodies awake for a lot longer than they are meant to. We also have blackout curtains so that we have no clue at all when it gets light outside. Don’t wait until you are in bed to turn off all the lights-turn them off a little earlier than usual. If you need to be up early in the morning, leave your curtains open and allow the natural light to wake you up. Your body will thank you.

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​6. Ditch Technology

​As tempting as it is to catch up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram during the only time of the day that you actually get to relax and have time to yourself, it will actually keep you awake. Blue light, the one that radiates from our electronic devices, suppresses melatonin for about twice as long as green light and shifts circadian rhythms by twice as much, according to a study done by Harvard researchers. If you already have trouble sleeping, the last thing you want to do is suppress your melatonin, the chemical in our bodies that puts us to sleep. So turn your phone off and pick up a book!

​7. Try Out Melatonin

​Though avoiding medications are optimal, melatonin is a natural supplement that comes in many shapes and forms. Melatonin is what is produced in our bodies to make us sleepy, and if you really have a hard time adjusting back to a normal schedule, melatonin can help you out. Try out pills, liquid, drops, or spray melatonin!

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Ashley Himmelstern is the Social Media Moderator for Sleep ASAP - a sleep management education organization. She is a student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and came to Israel to begin work with the company. As a sufferer of sleep deprivation, this mission resonates with her, and she is determined to find the best solution to sleep deprivation to help people around the world get better sleep. Learn more about our mission at http://www.sleepasap.org/

5 Ways “Natural” Sleeping Pills could Kill You!

Over the past few years researchers have become aware of an alarming statistic:           Nearly nine million US adults are using prescription sleeping pills to counteract insomnia or poor sleep, according to the first government study of its kind from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC report is based on interviews with about 17,000 US adults from 2005 to 2010. Although the survey covers adults of all ages, a breakdown shows that the majority of these users are educated white women over the age of 50.

According to the report, even more alarming is that fact that overall prescription drug use has risen from about 3.3 to 4.3 percent from the period beginning in 2003-2006 to the more recent period of 2007-2010. [1]

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, a sleeping pill might be effective, at least in the short-term. But there are side effects, some of which can be serious and even dangerous. It's important to have a complete understanding about how sleeping pills work and what the effects are on your body before you decide to take an form of sedative.

1 - You can get sick or become addicted

Most pills designed to help you sleep are considered "sedative hypnotics." These are a specific class of drugs designed to help induce or maintain sleep. The most popular sedative hypnotics are barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and some various hypnotics.

Barbiturates cause sedation by depressing the central nervous system. They are available as short- or long-acting and are usually recommended for use as an anesthesia.

Benzodiazepines are anti-anxiety medications such as Valium, Librium, Xanax, or Ativan. They help people sleep by increasing drowsiness, but are usually prescribed short-term as they are potentially addictive.

Newer medications on the market can help reduce the amount of time that it takes you to fall asleep. These include Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata. These medications work quickly to increase drowsiness and sleep and are less likely to become habit-forming than benzodiazepines. However, some of these can have harmful side effects [2] including:

  • Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs

  • Mental slowing or problems with attention or memory

  • Weakness, dizziness or daytime drowsiness

  • Constipation or diarrhea

  • Uncontrollable shaking

  • Heartburn or stomach pain and tenderness

  • Dry mouth or throat

  • Headaches

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2 - You can have increased mental problems

One of the most serious risks when taking sleeping pills is their effect on behavior and memory. Sleeping pills act on the chemistry of the brain and can cause numerous changes in our brain functions and behaviors. Problems of aggressiveness, hallucinations, nervousness, confusion, memory impairment, and irritability can often occur along with increased depression, including thoughts of suicide. [2]

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Sprayable Sleep is the World's First Topical Melatonin Spray for natural, refreshing sleep on demand.

Melatonin is the body's own hormone that controls our sleep-wake cycle.

Unfortunately, with all the blue light from electronic devices we use at bedtime, it's production in the body is greatly reduced.

That's why we have introduced Sprayable Sleep to the world

I’ve been using sleeping pills on and off for several years now, but I thought feeling fuzzy and groggy in the morning was just a normal thing. Sprayable Sleep was a BIG change for me - it puts me to sleep in 40 minutes and I wake up much fresher now in the morning than I ever did with pills. I’m nearly 60 now  and I’m never going back to pills again. You guys are doing an awesome job there over at Sunnyvale. Thank you for making this wonderful sleep spray!

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Retired Teacher


3 - You can be allergic to pills

Some people can have allergic reactions when taking sleeping pills and should avoid them entirely. Consult your doctor or health care professional at the first sign of any of these serious side effects:

  • Shortness of breath or hoarseness

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat

  • Blurred vision or any other problems with your sight

  • Pounding heartbeat

  • Rash or itching

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Hives

Other serious and potentially deadly side effects include anaphylaxis, an acute allergic reaction, and angioedema, or severe facial swelling. Both of these are possible allergic side effects that should be considered before taking sleeping pills. [2]

4 - You may sleepwalk

Another potential harmful side effect of sleeping pills in some people is parasomnia. A parasomnia is an action or behavior that occurs during the night and that you have no control over, such as sleepwalking. When you experience a parasomnia, you’re unaware of whatever you do or what happens as a consequence.

Parasomnias may include making phone calls, having sex, or sleep eating while in a state of sleep. Sleep driving, which is operating a car while not being completely awake, can also be another serious side effect of taking sleeping pills. Parasomnias, although rare, are very difficult to detect after taking the medication. [2]

5 - Mixing with alcohol can be deadly

The combination of mixing alcohol and sleeping pills can have extremely hazardous results and can even be fatal. Alcohol increases the sedative effects of sleeping pills, depresses parts of the brain and can cause severe drowsiness and dizziness, increasing the risk of falling or having an injury while walking or driving a car. There are even warnings required by law on all sleeping pill bottles against using alcohol when taking any form of sedative. [2]

Contraindications - or when NOT to take sleeping pills

Sleeping pills, either prescription or nonprescription, may not be safe if you’re an older adult, pregnant or breastfeeding. Sleeping pills can also increase the risk of nighttime falls and possible injury to older adults.

Sleeping pills are also not usually recommended for people with high blood pressure, kidney disease or a history of seizures. In addition, sleeping pills may interact with other medications and have unexpected effects. Following your doctor’s advice is always the recommended procedure whenever considering taking any form of sedative.

Are there other, viable options for insomnia?

If you have regular trouble falling or staying asleep at night, seeing your doctor or healthcare professional is usually recommended, especially in severe cases. Sometimes there can be an underlying medical or sleep disorder that can be found and treated by a professional which is usually a much more effective approach than simply trying to just treat the symptoms of insomnia alone.

Generally the first course of action when you’re having trouble sleeping is to make some behavior changes. These should include avoiding caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, sleeping on a regular schedule, exercising regularly, and avoiding daytime naps. Also, keeping stress in check is likely to help you get the sleep you need at night.

Instead of sleeping pills, many experts recommend taking the natural hormone melatonin. Melatonin tells the brain to prepare for sleep and can help the body shift its internal clock so that sleep occurs more naturally. If you’re still concerned about sleeping more soundly, consult your doctor or healthcare professional for a professional recommendation.

References:

[1] http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/cdc-9-million-americans-sleeping-pills-article-1.1441778

[2] http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/understanding-the-side-effects-of-sleeping-pills