Category: Sleep Disorders

Rick Factors and Causes of Insomnia

What is insomnia? Insomnia can significantly impact your everyday life. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it can affect your overall health, relationships, and work productivity. If you have insomnia, your doctor can help you find out what kind you have. Primary insomnia is insomnia that isn’t a symptom of another condition….

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Answers to Your Questions about Panic Disorder

Originally found on apa.org Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting…

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Postpartum Depression: What You Should Know

Originally found on WebMD.com. As a new mom, you face a lot of challenges getting used to life with a newborn. You’re also probably dealing with lack of sleep, new responsibilities, or even breast pain if you’re nursing.And what about the deep emotional pain that comes after childbirth and won’t let up? Not the milder “baby blues” that typically go away…

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How Insomnia Differs From Occasional Sleeplessness

Orinally found on https://sleep.org/articles/insomnia-vs-occasional-sleeplessness/ The causes and treatments for insomnia Insomnia is a sleep disorder that disturbs not only a person’s ability to sleep at night, but also a person’s ability function during the day. Someone who suffers from insomnia will find it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep at night, and during the day, the person may…

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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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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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Women May Be Affected More by Sleep Disorders

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/05/23/sleep-disorders-may-hit-women-harder/120956.html New research suggests sleep disorders affect men and women differently. Investigators determined women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Investigators also found that women have a higher degree of difficulty concentrating and remembering things due to sleepiness or tiredness. In contrast,…

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Determining the Quality of Your Sleep

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319525.php After tossing and turning for what seems like hours, you come to terms with the fact that it’ll be another sleepless night. But how can we tell if we’ve had a good night’s sleep or not? The Medical News Today editorial office is a melting pot of sleep issues. Whether caused by hormonal changes, anxiety, or…

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Reasons for Sleep-Onset Insomnia

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Causes-of-Sleep-Onset-Insomnia.aspx Sleep-onset insomnia may be described as the inability to sleep when one is ready to, at the beginning of the night in most people. It may be temporary and acute, or chronic. It could manifest as daytime fatigue and sleepiness, loss of concentration, and irritability. The severity of the symptoms depend upon…

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