Category: Stress

One in four Americans develop insomnia each year: 75 percent of those with insomnia recover

About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2018, the 32nd Annual Meeting…

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Overview of Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/disorders/anxiety/social-anxiety-disorder-symptoms/ Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of becoming extremely anxious and possibly humiliated in social situations — specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people. A person who suffers from social anxiety tends to think that other people are far better at public speaking, or hanging out…

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6 Long-Term Stress Management Tips

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/stress/guide/relief/ 1. Make exercise a regular part of your week. A host of studies has shown that working up a sweat is not only good for your body and your brain — exercise also reduces stress. Aim for 150 minutes of movement a week, and consider trying a group class at your local fitness…

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Information on Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Circadian-Rhythm-Sleep-Disorders.aspx Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are a type of sleep disorder that involve abnormalities in the timing of sleep. The circadian rhythm, also sometimes referred to as the body clock, is the natural pattern of sleep in the body, including feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness during the day. It naturally affects the…

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Anxiety disorders More Common Among Women and Young Adults

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310736.php A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups. The researchers found that women, young adults, and people with other medical conditions were most at risk for anxiety disorders. In particular, the researchers…

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Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Linked To Stroke Risk, Longer Recovery

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/poor-sleep-and-apnea-linked-stroke-risk-longer-recovery-393752 A good night’s sleep may help keep stroke away, suggests recent research published in the journal Neurology. German researchers reviewed dozens of earlier studies that examined the connection between stroke risk and recovery and various types of sleep disorders, from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnea. They found that two-thirds of stroke patients reported problems with…

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Understanding Anxiety Attacks

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307863.php?sr An anxiety or “panic” attack is a sudden feeling of terror so intense that the individual experiencing it fears a total loss of control or imminent death. The attack usually occurs without warning and has no obvious cause. It may even wake a person from their sleep. In addition to this incredible…

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Symptoms of Insomnia Disorder

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/disorders/insomnia-symptoms/ The predominant complaint in insomnia disorder is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, occurring at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months, despite adequate opportunity for sleep. The sleep disturbance (or associated daytime fatigue) causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of…

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How Insomnia Is Diagnosed?

Originally found on https://www.emedicinehealth.com/insomnia/page5_em.htm#how_insomnia_is_diagnosed The health-care professional will begin an evaluation of insomnia with a complete medical history. As with all medical evaluations, a complete medical history and physical examination are important aspects of assessment and treatment of insomnia. The health-care professional will seek to identify any medical or psychological illness that may be contributing to…

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Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback training paradigm

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170729/Scientists-discover-ways-to-increase-efficiency-in-neurofeedback-training-paradigm.aspx Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own…

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