Month: June 2018

Eight Tips for Anxiety and Insomnia

Originally found on https://anxietypanichealth.com/2017/09/12/anxiety-insomnia-8-tips-good-nights-sleep/ If sleepless nights are your main complaint, then you are not alone. Insomnia is cited as being the cause of at least $63 billion in lost productivity from the American workforce on an annual basis due to lowered productivity from fatigue. It has been reported that between 30 – 35% of adults…

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Ten Helpful Tips for Insomnia

Originally found on https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/insomnia-tips If you are suffering from insomnia, there are many steps you can take to change behaviors and lifestyle to help you get to sleep. Here are some tips for beating insomnia. Wake up at the same time each day. It is tempting to sleep late on weekends, especially if you have had poor sleep during the week. However, if you…

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Tips to Cope with Anxiety & Depression

Originally found on https://adaa.org/tips Try these when you’re feeling anxious or stressed: Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate…

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Rick of Insomnia Might Be Influenced by Genes

Originally found on https://www.livescience.com/59563-genes-influence-your-risk-of-insomnia.html People who have insomnia may have been told that their sleeping troubles are “all in their head,” but a new study shows that this condition is driven not only by psychological factors, but biological ones as well. In the study, researchers in the Netherlands identified seven genes linked with insomnia, meaning there’s a biological…

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How the Brain is Affected by Childhood Trauma

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319566.php?sr It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department…

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Neurotransmitters May Affect Your Mood

Originally found on https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/brain-neurotransmitters-affect-mood/ Neurotransmitters are complex chemical messengers that coordinate clear communications between neurons in your brain cells and the rest of your body. These back-and-forth transmissions can influence nearly every cell, tissue, and biological decision in your body – and your life. Brain neurotransmitters are a really big deal. Do you know if yours…

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Lack of Sleep Can Cause Neurological Disorders

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170526/Chronic-sleep-deprivation-increases-risk-of-neurological-disorders.aspx Recent research in mice indicates that destructive activity of cells in the brain is increased after sleep deprivation and may increase the risk of developing dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. To maintain healthy brain connections, it is important that debris is cleared away so electric impulses can be transferred smoothly between neurons….

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Tips for Managing Your Depression

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-managing-your-depression/?all=1 Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on new responsibilities. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what can be done, as it can be done. Recognize patterns in your mood. Like…

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