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Dietary supplements are used by millions of people seeking a good night's sleep, but which ones are safe and effective?Medscape Pharmacists
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Abstract BACKGROUND: The mechanism of Mongolian warm acupuncture (MWA) for the treatment of insomnia has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of MWA on gene expression profile in the p-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA)-induced rat model of insomnia. METHODS: A rat model of insomnia was established and the animals were divided into five groups: control, PCPA (untreated), PCPA+estazolam, PCPA+MA (manual acupuncture), and PCPA+MWA. The rats were euthanased at 7 days after treatment, and hypothalamic tissue was harvested to extract total RNA for the analysis of gene expression p...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
More women than men have trouble sleeping, and people of both sexes with insomnia have a lower perception of quality of life, according to a study done in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
-- Waking up in the middle of the night is a surefire way to disrupt the next day's activities. Often, waking in the night is triggered by a type of insomnia, says Cleveland Clinic. Underlying health problems, such as chronic pain or acid reflux,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
(Monash University) Sleep disturbances and mental health challenges are putting close to half of America's firefighters at high risk of emotional fatigue and exhaustion, new research by Monash University in Australia shows.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): William V. McCall, Ruth M. Benca, Meredith E. Rumble, Doug Case, Peter B. Rosenquist, Andrew D. KrystalAbstractIn this paper, we report the rate of previously undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of suicidal patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). One hundred and twenty-five suicidal adults with MDD were recruited into a RCT. None were suspected to have OSA. Fourteen percent met diagnostic criteria for OSA. The Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) was predicted by increasing age, male sex,...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractInsomnia is a common sleep disorder among older adults, and a risk factor for poor physical and mental health. However, the relationship between insomnia and cognitive health is not well understood. Here, we review observational studies that have investigated whether insomnia is associated with deficits in objective cognitive performance and an increased risk of dementia, magnetic resonance imaging studies that have assessed grey matter volumes and white matter microstructure, and interventional studies that have explored whether the treatment of insomnia can improve cognitive outcomes. There are inconsistent findi...
Source: Neuroscience Bulletin - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Sleep disturbance is common, affecting almost one-third of adults [1]. Over recent decades, duration and quality of sleep are declining in developed countries [2]. Insomnia increases with age and ≥70% of those aged ≥65 years report at least one symptom [3]. Sleep is essential to maintain good physical and mental health [4]. Recent meta-analyses report a significant association between insufficient sleep, cardiovascular outcomes [2] depression [5] and all cause-mortality [2]. Insomnia als o negatively impacts upon quality of life [6].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Unipolar depression is one of the most important mental disorders. Insomnia is a symptom of cardinal importance in depression. It increases the risk to develop depression, negatively affects disease trajectory, is the most common symptom after ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
SLEEP is essential, yet many fail to get the recommended amount. How to get to sleep easily is something those with poor sleep patterns or even insomnia wish they knew the answer to. Now a sleep expert has revealed three lifestyle changes - including diet and exercise - to make to help fall asleep more easily.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article reviews assessment and management of insomnia in the primary care setting.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SLEEP DISORDER: CE Connection Source Type: research
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