Healing through music, not drugs: Brain-wave music therapy miraculously reduces night terrors, bad behavior in children

(NaturalNews) A British mother says she has basically cured her daughter's night terrors by playing music specially crafted to produce calm brain waves.Laura Mulligan of Manchester, England, said that her daughter's screaming night terrors woke their whole family every night for...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewComorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia, nightmares, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is high. We review recent research on psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions for sleep disorders in PTSD.Recent FindingsPTSD treatments decrease PTSD severity and nightmare frequency, but do not resolve OSA or insomnia. Research on whether insomnia hinders PTSD treatment shows mixed results; untreated OSA does interfere with PTSD treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the recommended treatment for insomnia; however, optimal ordering with PTSD treatment is unc...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study investigates whether depression m...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
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Introduction:Nightmare disorder affects approximately 4% of adults, occurring in isolation or as part of other disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and can significantly impair quality of life. This paper provides the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) position regarding various treatments of nightmare disorder in adults.Methods:A literature search was performed based upon the keywords and MeSH terms from the Best Practice Guide for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults that was published in 2010 by the AASM. The search used the date range March 2009 to August of 2017, and sought to find a...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 5-year-old girl with frequent nocturnal episodes of disorder of arousal (confusional arousals, sleep terrors, and sleep walking), occurring at the end of periods of slow wave sleep, followed by return to sleep accompanied by the occurrence of periodic breathing with a run of approximately 10 to 20 central events. The duration of the central events and oxyhemoglobin desaturation were both maximum at the beginning of each run and became progressively less prominent with the development of the sequences. Night episodes disappeared with bedtime clonazepam but behavioral problems occurred as a paradoxica...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults, according to a position paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
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“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
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AbstractPurpose of reviewThe purpose of this review was to discuss the currently available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for parasomnias.Recent findingsRecent pathophysiological findings about sleep structure in parasomnias helped understanding several drug mechanisms of action. Serotoninergic theory accounts for the effect of serotoninergic drugs. Study about spectral analysis of sleep showed the effect of clonazepam on spectral bands. Cannabinoids proved to be effective in some of parasomnias, as in many other neurological disorders.SummaryA series of therapeutic strategies were analyzed and compa...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to discuss the currently available pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for parasomnias. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent pathophysiological findings about sleep structure in parasomnias helped understanding several drug mechanisms of action. Serotoninergic theory accounts for the effect of serotoninergic drugs. Study about spectral analysis of sleep showed the effect of clonazepam on spectral bands. Cannabinoids proved to be effective in some of parasomnias, as in many other neurological disorders. A series of therapeutic strategies were anal...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Treat Options Neurol Source Type: research
AbstractREM sleep is characterized by rapid eye movements, desynchronized electroencephalographic activity, dreams and muscle paralysis that preclude the individual from acting out the action of dreams. REM sleep is generated and modulated by a complex and still poorly understood, neuronal network that involves multiple nuclei and neurotransmission systems. The key structures that generate REM sleep muscle paralysis are the subcoeruleus nucleus in the mesopontine tegmentum and the reticular formation of the ventral medial medulla. Using glutamatergic, GABAergic and glycinergic inputs, direct and indirect projections from t...
Source: Cell and Tissue Research - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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