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Medical News Today: Five ways to get a good night's sleep

Want to know the secret ingredients to a good night's sleep? We have compiled the best tips to help you sleep better and feel more alert the next day.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
This study aimed to determine the extent to which alcohol use affects insomnia symptoms and vice versa in adults reporting symptoms of chronic pain. Participants were 73 individuals (93% women) reporting alcohol use in addition to symptoms of insomnia and chronic pain. They completed daily diaries assessing insomnia symptoms and alcohol use for 14 days. Multilevel modelling was used to evaluate the bidirectional associations between alcohol use and insomnia symptoms at the daily level. Consistent with laboratory‐based research, alcohol use was associated with decreased sleep‐onset latency the same night but increa...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Regular Research Paper Source Type: research
It’s not going to kill you to take hormone replacement therapy. That’s the take home message from the latest analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest and longest randomized trial of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopausal women. After almost 18 years of follow up in the WHI, there was no increase in overall mortality, including death rates from cancer, in women taking HRT for up to 5.6 years (estrogen plus progestin) or 7.2 years (estrogen alone). There was a non-significant reduction in mortality among those who started HRT between ages 50 and 59, the group most likely to ...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Hormone Replacement Menopause WHI breast cancer estrogen HRT Prempro Source Type: blogs
Co-morbid insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represents a highly prevalent and debilitating condition, however physicians and researchers are still uncertain as to the most effective treatment approach. Several research groups have suggested that these patients should initially receive treatment for their insomnia before the sleep apnea is targeted. The current study aims to determine whether cognitive and behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) can effectively treat insomnia in patients with co-morbid OSA, and whether its effectiveness is impaired by the presence of OSA.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that up to 11 percent of kids ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but could your child just be sleep deprived? A recent analysis found that 75 percent of children and adults with ADHD also have disruptions in their biological clocks, causing them to fall asleep later and sleep less. But it is unclear what comes first, if sleeplessness contributes to ADHD or if ADHD causes sleep problems. While more research is needed, experts say there may be a significant number of kids and adults diagnosed with ADHD who could benefit from better sleep....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Weight Loss Source Type: news
The objectives of this study were to assess and characterize Internet use in adolescence, determine Internet addiction and clarify its association with sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was performed an observational, cross sectional and community-based study. The target were students attending 7th and 8th grades, to whom was applied an online self-report questionnaire to assess sociodemographic features, Internet use, Internet dependence, sleep characteristics and excessive daytime sleepiness. RESULTS: A total of 727 adolescents were included with a mean age 13 ± 0.9...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Parenting, Sleep Disorders
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People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Your mental health and your physical health are at risk, if you work for a codependent boss. How do you spot one? After all, you know how to spy a narcissistic boss. They’re divas enthralled by their own voices, clamoring for the adoration of crowds, and surrounded by folks they regard as their minions who must avoid their spotlight or get the chop. As the movie Dirty Dancing almost said, “Nobody puts the narcissist in the corner.” Other ways to spot a narcissistic boss include: they hate being interrupted; detest being disagreed with; and when they joke, you’d better laugh. Narcissists can be charm...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Industrial and Workplace Personality Psychology Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Success & Achievement boundaries and narcissists Codependence Codependent Communication Emotional Support Insomnia Low Self E Source Type: blogs
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