Category: Insomnia

Insomnia? It Could Be Putting Your Heart Health At Risk

There’s nothing worse than brushing your teeth, getting cozy in your PJs, laying your head down on your pillow—and then not being able to fall asleep. Sadly, this is an all-too-common problem; about one in four Americans develop insomnia each year, which means tens of millions of people are going through their day sleep-deprived and groggy. And…

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Overview Of Child Insomnia

Child insomnia occurs when children don’t go to bed on time unless a parent or guardian enforces a bedtime. If the children are made to go to bed on time, then they tend to fall asleep at a normal hour. If they are not given strict bedtimes, then they may linger awake for hours at…

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Insomnia and Its Impact on Physical and Mental Health

Abstract In contrast to the association of insomnia with mental health, its association with physical health has remained largely unexplored until recently. Based on findings that insomnia with objective short sleep duration is associated with activation of both limbs of the stress system and other indices of physiological hyperarousal, which should affect adversely physical and…

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How much do you really know about insomnia?

The word “insomnia” gets tossed around a lot. There’s even a brand of cookies named after it! But insomnia isn’t just being tired after a night of poor sleep or tossing and turning in bed. Plus, treatment isn’t as simple as taking a pill before bedtime and sleeping soundly for the rest of your nights….

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Sleep, insomnia, and depression

Abstract Since ancient times it is known that melancholia and sleep disturbances co-occur. The introduction of polysomnography into psychiatric research confirmed a disturbance of sleep continuity in patients with depression, revealing not only a decrease in Slow Wave Sleep, but also a disinhibition of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, demonstrated as a shortening of REM…

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6 Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

If you typically have trouble falling or staying asleep, you might often ask yourself: Could I have a sleep disorder? It’s estimated that up to 70 million—or one in five—Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, and there are 90 different types. (Crazy, right?). So, it’s certainly a possibility. But just because you’re having trouble snoozing doesn’t mean there’s definitely…

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9 Signs You Have A Sleep Disorder, Based On Your Bedtime Habits

If you often feel tired or sluggish during the day, or often wake up feeling unrefreshed, it might mean you have some type of sleep disorder. But what you do and how you feel at night, can provide a few clues, too. “Sleep disorders occur when you have trouble with sleep quality, timing, and/or duration,” Chris…

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What are the Facts About Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep problem for adults. The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption, and approximately 10 percent have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia. In a 2005 National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Poll, more than half of…

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8 Serious Signs And Symptoms Of Insomnia In Toddlers

Remember the time when you tossed and turned in bed, but still couldn’t manage to sleep? Insomnia can be frustrating in many ways, and can literally drain your energy. Imagine your toddler facing the same! Yes, insomnia can affect toddlers too, and is a rather important health concern that needs to be handled carefully. Keep…

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Child Insomnia – Overview

Child insomnia occurs when children don’t go to bed on time unless a parent or guardian enforces a bedtime. If the children are made to go to bed on time, then they tend to fall asleep at a normal hour. If they are not given strict bedtimes, then they may linger awake for hours at…

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