Category: Insomnia

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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Insomnia in Children

Your child might have insomnia if he or she has any of these symptoms: sleepiness during the day; general tiredness; irritability; and problems with concentration or memory. A mild case may be treated with behavioral modification. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disturbance in which children have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at…

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Clinical management of behavioral insomnia of childhood

Abstract Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family. In this paper, we describe a variety of empirically supported behavioral interventions for insomnia from infancy…

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Childhood Insomnia Causes and Treatment

Most parents picture a crying baby when they think about kids and sleep problems. Many older kids and teens have problems sleeping too, including trouble going to sleep and waking up frequently in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, not getting a good night’s sleep can affect your child’s mood and behavior during the day,…

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What Are Symptoms and Causes of Behavioral Insomnia in Children?

There may be many reasons why your child has difficulty sleeping at night, but two common causes are classified under a condition called behavioral insomnia of childhood. What are the symptoms and causes of difficulty falling asleep in children? Parents especially might be interested in learning how bedtime routines can optimize sleep training in newborn…

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