Sleep disruption is often life disrupting. Any disturbance to a good night’s sleep affects both mental and physical well-being. New research reveals just how seriously chronic sleep disruption in the form of insomnia can be, and the potentially deadly impact it can have on cardiovascular health. The review of existing data—called a meta-analysis—was… Continue reading Heart Health and Insomnia
Noise and sleep are not natural partners. Or so you would think. Traffic noises, car alarms, sirens and other disturbing sounds can make it hard to get to sleep and difficult to stay there. Some frequencies, however, are actually calming and relaxing, and conducive to slumber. Finding the perfect noise to help you sleep can… Continue reading Using Noise for Sleep
What most people consider insomnia is usually just an occasional problem. Clinical insomnia is an ongoing, debilitating condition that often requires medical intervention. At the very least, it would require the attention of a medical expert and a professional diagnosis. Most of us, however, experience less severe occasional bouts of sleeplessness. Just the… Continue reading Managing Insomnia
Evidence continues to indicate that poor sleep may be much more than an inconvenience. A study published this summer in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism concluded that unhealthy sleep patterns may contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). These findings support a 2017 study that drew similar conclusions. Both studies found… Continue reading Is Bad Sleep Damaging Your Liver?
Have trouble sleeping? You’re in good company. Studies by the CDC and other organizations estimate the number of adults struggling with sleep apnea, insomnia, and other disruptions to be in the neighborhood of 25 million people in this country alone. Even more individuals experience occasional insomnia or trouble sleeping at least once a month. … Continue reading CBT-i