Vanessa Cardenas thinks she’s “lost control of [her] life when it comes to sleeping,” according to her. Can she be able to improve her sleeping habits within just 21 days?

The challenge of sleeping is difficult to Vanessa Cardenas, a 27-year-old Los Angeles resident. “I purposefully stay up all night,” she confesses to Health.

“When it comes to sleeping, I certainly feel like I’ve lost control of my life,” says Cardenas an actor aspiring to be who is employed in IT. “I must be sleeping at 11 [p.m.Practically however I’m not asleep by 11 p.m. I’ll likely fall asleep around 1.30 a.m. or around 1:30 a.m. as I wake up every two hours, and I don’t get enough sleep.

Unfortunately, she’s not the only one According to Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Over 25 percent of US people are reported to be getting inadequate sleep for at least 15 days out of 30 days.

This isn’t an issue that’s new for Cardenas also. “I’ve been battling with this for nearly five years,” she says, noting that her preferred method of unwinding doesn’t help her situation. “When I go home at night, it’s my time to unwind, and watching TV provides that for me,” she says. However, she is unable to stop herself from watching after she’s begun: “I just keep pushing next.”

It turns out that this is not a typical phenomenon: 88 percent of Americans in an annual survey conducted from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Cardenas has decided to take part on the Health’s 21-Day Challenge specifically, getting more of it due to these persistent sleep issues. “I’d like to increase the number of hours I sleep on a daily basis in the following 21 days,” she says. What’s her aim? To rest for an entire eight hours. “It would alter my life if I could get to a position where I can have a longer day because I’m not sleeping in and be able to do the things I love and spend time with the people I love.”

Check out the way Cardenas is doing on her adventures in the above video. Despite her initial struggles but she has a bright future in store (she did hit the sleep button six times during that first day),

With the assistance with the help of Thanuja Hamilton MD and a two certified sleep medicine specialist on board who is a double board-certified sleep medicine specialist, she slowly develops healthier sleeping habits that allow her to have a more relaxing sleep. The advice she gives to people who are also needing to relax is this: “If you’re having difficulties, know that you’re not alone. And if you want assistance, simply ask.”

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