I Committed to a Sleep Challenge, Then This Happened….


I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

A lot has changed over the last few weeks. There’s the beginning of school, and all of the changes that come with that. The seasons are also changing and fall has been peeking its head through the last of the warm summer days. Another thing that has changed has been my sleep pattern!

I Committed to a Sleep Challenge, Then This Happened....

If you recall, I recently wrote about practicing healthy shut-eye strategies. I shared a few healthy shut-eye strategies with you all, and challenged you to incorporate them into your nighttime routine. For me, the biggest challenge was signing off from my electronics at a decent time. My phone is rarely out of my site, and I’m guilty of bringing it with me to the bed, so as not to miss that important email or message!

Not anymore!

I committed to signing off from electronics at least one hour before bedtime. This means social media, games, text messages, etc. I even turn the television off earlier these days! It’s amazing the difference that it makes! You can tell immediately. It was easier for me to fall asleep the very first night, and I felt more rested than usual when I woke up the next morning. This is definitely a change that I am going to permanently incorporate into my daily routine.

I Committed to a Sleep Challenge, Then This Happened....

While most Americans know how important it is to follow these healthy shut-eye strategies, only about half of us actually practice them on a regular basis. There are also those of us who have insomnia. For individuals that suffer from insomnia, the healthy sleep strategies alone may not be enough.

Thankfully, there is an effective treatment option!


Silenor is a prescription sleep aid that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. While most sleep medication works on the sleep-promoting system, Silenor works on the wake-promoting mechanism of the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. This helps patients stay asleep through the night and early morning. It can be used regularly, and isn’t associated with the risk of abuse or physical dependence.

Sleep is important.

I Committed to a Sleep Challenge, Then This Happened....

If you have trouble sleeping through the night, be sure to have a conversation with your doctor about your routine, lifestyle, and symptoms to determine the best option for you.

You can learn more about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep at Wanttosleepmore.com.

Did you take the healthy shut-eye strategy challenge? I want to know how it’s working for you! Be sure to comment below!

Disclosure:   Full SILENOR® ISI: SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, at https://www.silenor.com/Content/pdf/prescribing-information.pdf. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.