Tag: insomnia

Adolescents Predisposed to Insomnia-Driven Depression

New Australian research indicates that adolescents’ vulnerability to insomnia increases their likelihood of developing depression. Led by Flinders University in Adelaide, the paper published in the journal Nature Reviews Psychology suggests that a combination of adolescent sleep biology and psychology makes young people vulnerable to developing depression. Lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences at…


Ending the Vicious Cycle of Insomnia Without Sleeping Pills

“O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee? That thou no more wilt weigh mine eyelids down and sleep my senses in forgetfulness?”—William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1 The state of worldly affairs is enough to keep anyone awake, but when our sleep is regularly disrupted,…


Uncommon Sleep Advice From an Expert and Why Sleeping Pills Should Be a Last Resort

“O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee? That thou no more wilt weigh mine eyelids down and sleep my senses in forgetfulness?”—William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1 The state of worldly affairs is enough to keep anyone awake, but when our sleep is regularly disrupted,…


Adelaide University to Trial Insomniac App

A doctor from South Australia’s Flinders University is calling for Australian general practitioners (GPs) and insomnia sufferers to contact the university to learn how they can access an app that treats insomnia. While “Sleepio” has been given a stamp of approval by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in Australia, it can currently…


Did You Know? Quitting A Habit Can Disrupt Sleep!

When you stop bad habits, for whatever reason, and you begin losing sleep, there are reasons for that, watch to learn more.   This story was originally published on the McCaffrey Health Center Blog. …


IDT: An Odd but Effective Method at Putting You to Sleep?

Insomnia is a common sleep issue for modern people. Those who are troubled by it can try the Japanese Isogai Dynamic Therapy (IDT)—which helps to improve our sleep by tying our feet and leg with wide strips of cloth. The IDT Improves Sleep and Nocturia The IDT is simply tying your legs before you hit…


Frequent Insomnia Symptoms Can Cause Higher HbA1c

Multivariable regression (MVR) and one- (1SMR) and two-sample Mendelian randomization (2SMR) analyses indicate that frequent insomnia symptoms can cause higher hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), according to a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care. Junxi Liu, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined the effects of five self-reported sleep…


How a Lack of Sleep Can Widen Your Waistline

People who choose to skip sleep to study, work or play late into the night may find they’ve extended not just their waking hours but also their tummies. A small new study found that the basic problem sources back to the fact that people who don’t get enough sleep tend to eat more. Even worse, all those…


4 Reasons for Insomnia and Light Sleep—Do This Instead

Getting a good night’s rest is not only important for starting your day refreshed, but serves an important biological process for restoring the body. Dr. Chun-Hsu Chen, a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, points out that if cells are damaged during the day, the body will repair the damage at night during sleep,…


The Eastern View of Insomnia Focuses on ‘Shen’

The odds of being sleep deprived, defined as getting less than six hours of sleep a night for adults, has increased significantly in the past 30 years. An estimated 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related problems, and apparently, those numbers are on the rise. The ever-increasing demands of our hectic lifestyles, a…