Online Therapy for Insomnia Linked to Improved Mental Health
University students undergoing online CBT program had reductions in insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations
Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a simple and noninvasive method for brain stimulation. This method includes paced breathing at a rate of about 6 breaths per minute (0.1Hz), which is slower and more rhythmical than natural breathing. HRV biofeedback has been used to successfully treat a wide spectrum of diseases, such as asthma, COPD, IBS, fibromyalgia, hypertension, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia (Gevirtz, 2013). It has been employed to improve performance in athletes and human operators.
This lecture will cover the use of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for behavioral health issues. We will cover the most current research, safety data and treatment protocols. We will cover the logistics of using this technology in your clinic as well as the usage with IAPT Services in the UK. We will discuss future implications of cranial electrotherapy stimulation and where this technology is moving.
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect and safety of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in primary chronic insomnia. A one-month, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial was performed. A total of 7 patients with primary chronic insomnia received tDCS using anodal (n=3), cathodal (n=2) or sham stimulation (n=2). They were followed up at 1 week and 1 month after treatment. The primary outcome measures included improvement in total sleep time (TST), sleep latency (SL), and sleep efficiency (SE) at 1-month follow-up.
Insomnia affects millions of people every night, and often the solutions proposed to help sufferers do little or nothing. New research suggests that we need new ways of looking at the problem.
(Natural News) Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy using traditional Chinese medicine that could be a great alternative to prescription medication for people suffering from insomnia, according to research. The study, led by the Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, looked at published material which compared moxibustion compared to other forms of therapy to determine its effectiveness....
Signs of burnout can include insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety and more.
We examined variables including insomnia symptoms, emotional distress and clinical and socio-demographic data using unadjusted and adjusted generalized linear models. Compared to non-immigrants, immigrants suffer significantly more often from insomnia symptoms. Immigrants also endured higher levels of emotional distress. Higher values of emotional distress are related to other symptoms of sleep disorders. Immigrants with emotional distress were at significant risk of sleep disturbances. Sleep disparities between immigrants and non-immigrants may be influenced by emotional distress. Migration health care should address emot...
When Ian Patton started his PhD, sleepless nights became typical — and he started craving junk food. Research suggests it's not uncommon for those who sleep less to gain weight, simply because there's more time in the day to snack.
(Reuters Health) - Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests.
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Michael R Irwin, Michael V VitielloSummaryNearly half of all adults older than 60 years of age report sleep disturbance, as characterised either by reports of insomnia complaints with daytime consequences, dissatisfaction with sleep quality or quantity, or the diagnosis of insomnia disorder. Accumulating evidence shows that sleep disturbance contributes to cognitive decline and might also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia by increasing β-amyloid burden. That sleep disturbance would be a candidate risk factor for Al...