Stroke patients suffering from insomnia can find relief with acupuncture

(Natural News) People suffering from insomnia after a stroke would do well to ditch their sleeping pills for acupuncture needles, according to experts. In a study, researchers from South Korea confirmed that stroke patients who suffer from insomnia can find relief from acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, it’s even more effective than drug treatments....
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(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
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Neuroprotective effects of midazolam on focal cerebral ischemia in rats through anti‑apoptotic mechanisms. Int J Mol Med. 2018 Nov 05;: Authors: Yu H, Wang X, Kang F, Chen Z, Meng Y, Dai M Abstract Stroke is a cerebrovascular circulatory disorder and its high mortality rate represents a prominent threat to human health. Subsequent apoptosis and cytotoxicity are the main causes underlying the poor prognosis. Midazolam (MDZ) is a benzodiazepine drug that is clinically used during surgical procedures and for the treatment of insomnia, with a potential ability to treat stroke. The protective effect of M...
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CONCLUSION: The study emphasizes the identification of factors associated with the prescription of PIMs during the first completed comprehensive geriatric assessment. Targeted strategies to reduce modifiable factors associated with the prescription of PIMs in subsequent assessments has the potential to improve medication management in older adults. PMID: 30380343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully.Castel notes...
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Journal of Sleep Research,Volume 27, Issue S2, October 2018.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewSleep-wake disorders (SWD) are common not only in the general population but also in stroke patients, in whom SWD may be pre-existent or appear “de novo” as a consequence of brain damage. Despite increasing evidence of a negative impact of SWD on cardiocerebrovascular risk, cognitive functions, and quality of life, SWD are insufficiently considered in the prevention and management of patients with stroke. This narrative review aims at s ummarizing the current data on the bidirectional link between SWD and stroke.Recent FindingsSeveral studies have demonstrated that sleep-disordered brea...
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Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-wake disorders (SWD) are common not only in the general population but also in stroke patients, in whom SWD may be pre-existent or appear "de novo" as a consequence of brain damage. Despite increasing evidence of a negative impact of SWD on cardiocerebrovascular risk, cognitive functions, and quality of life, SWD are insufficiently considered in the prevention and management of patients with stroke. This narrative review aims at summarizing the current data on the bidirectional link between SWD and stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies have demonstrated that slee...
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You're reading 10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stress is something which is almost unavoidable in modern life. While the right amount of stress motivates individual performance, it is necessary if you could distinguish whether your stress is good or chronic. Chronic stress derives from repeated interaction of the body to intense and stressful situations, contributing to the release of stress hormone. The stress is troublesome when it comes to chronic,...
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AbstractPost-stroke recrudescence (PSR) usually occurs in the setting of infection, hypotension, hyponatremia, insomnia or stress, and benzodiazepine use. Animal studies have suggested an infection-related immunologic mechanism for PSR. This retrospective study was designed to assess whether infection-triggered PSR is related to a prior infection during the index stroke. We identified 95 patients admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital from 2000 to 2015 with post-stroke recrudescence who had adequate medical record information concerning the index stroke. The frequency of infections, as well as other triggers such as hy...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that insomnia is independently and significantly associated with diabetes mellitus in the northern Chinese population, especially in the 40-59-year-old age group and in males. PMID: 29961182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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