Clearly my retriever has no such sleep issues but not every one is so fortunate to be able to sleep at the drop of a hat, anywhere and at any time. If you suffer from sleep disturbances or insomnia then these tips may help you:

 

THE ELUSIVE MR SANDMAN

You've heard the tale of the Sandman? The mythical being that puts "sleep sand/dust" into every person's eyes as they're getting sleepy - that gritty eye feeling when you're tired - and about to nod off to a good night's sleep? Well besides getting a good night's sleep, the visit by the Sandman is apparently evidenced by the "gunk" (rheum) in your eyes upon waking the next morning.

Some people have never heard the folk tale of the Sandman yet they have no problem getting a good night's sleep. While other people know the tale and yet have never known the joy of a restful and restorative night's sleep and suffer all through the next day because of it. Over time this continued tiredness and lack of rest can seriously affect a person's mental and physical well-being.

According to the NHS, 1 in 3 people in the UK suffer from sleep disturbances which affect their lives adversely. The various factors for sleep deprivation are many: Watching T.V. too late at night, caffeine and stimulating drinks too close to bedtime, excessive alcohol consumption, eating late or a fatty, heavy meal too close to bedtime, laptop use, playing computer games, a noisy bedroom environment, snoring, a bedroom that is too hot or too cold, depression, anxiety, financial and other lifestyle worries, exercising late at night and shift working.

Home remedies abound for sleep issues:

 

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