Two-thirds of all adults in developed nations regularly experience sleep deprivation, resulting in fatigue and irritability during waking times and a higher risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, as well as mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and dementia. When we sleep better, all aspects of our lives, including health, relationships, and productivity, improve. On the other hand, when we sleep poorly, not only do we feel miserable, but our overall quality of life diminishes.
Desperate to fall asleep, millions of people use and abuse medications and alcohol, which only produce the illusion of sleep by sedating the brain. In reality, they disrupt circadian rhythms and suppress deep brain waves so needed for restoring cellular resistance to infections, memory processing, and emotional resilience, resulting in physical and mental exhaustion, memory loss, chronic illnesses, and premature death.
No past or current sleeping medications on the legal (or illegal) market induce natural sleep.
- Matthew Walker, PhD, Professor of neuroscience and psychology and the director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at UC Berkeley
To help the public sleep better, Dream Designs will offer a free Natural Sleep seminar on World Sleep Day (March 13, 2020, #worldsleepday) led by its Owner/Creative Director Bei Linda Tang, who is a passionate advocate of sleep and dream and the author of "Navigate Life with Dreams: A Guide to Happiness and Peace by Working with Your Own Dreams". Her approach combines the latest sleep science and holistic methods including breathwork, yoga, aromatherapy, sound therapy, and dreamwork.