Dr. Frank Lipman is a renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine and one of our go-to experts here at mindbodygreen. That's why we're thrilled to feature a passage from his brand-new book on staying healthy and happy, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat. In this adapted excerpt, Dr. Lipman explains how to finally get the restorative sleep your body needs.
Many of my patients show up with sleep problems. Indeed, statistics show that between 50 million and 70 million Americans have some type of difficulty sleeping.
The market for prescription sleep aids keeps going up and up and up, with 58.5 million prescriptions dispensed in 2012, up 10 percent from 2007. The market for over-the-counter sleeping pills is equally out of control.