Block the light and sleep well: Evening blue light filtration as a part of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of combining CBT-I with wearing blue-light blocking glasses 90 min prior to bedtime on subjective and objective sleep parameters and daily symptoms (anxiety, depression, hyperarousal). Thirty patients (mean age 48.1 ± 16.13 years, range 21-71, 15 men/15 women) completed a CBT-I group therapy program, with groups randomly assigned to either "active" (blue-light filtering glasses) condition or "placebo" (glasses without filtering properties) condition. Patients were continually monitored by wristwatch actigraphy, kept their sleep diaries and completed a standard questionnaire battery at admission and after the end of the program. Statistical analyses showed a greater reduction of BAI score in "active" (4.33 ± 4.58) versus "placebo" (-0.92 ± 3.68) groups of patients [F = 6.389, p = .019, Cohen's d = 1.26] and significant prolongation of subjective total sleep time in "active" (-36.88 ± 48.68 min.) versus "placebo" (7.04 ± 47.50 min.) [F = 8.56, p
Source: Chronobiology International - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Chronobiol Int Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review article is to provide an overview of sleep and pulmonary comorbidities in patients with psoriasis and summarize important recent findings.Recent FindingsEvidence continues to show that patients with psoriasis experience greater chronic sleep impairment when compared to healthy counterparts. In addition to other comorbidities seen in psoriasis patients, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have increased frequency in this population.SummarySleep and pulmonary comorbidities in psoriasis co...
Source: Current Dermatology Reports - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
n Restless legs syndrome is a relatively common neurologic disorder considerably more prevalent in women than in men. It is characterized by an inactivity-induced, mostly nocturnal, uncomfortable sensation in the legs and an urge to move them to make the disagreeable sensation disappear. Some known genes contribute to this disorder and the same genes contribute to an overlapping condition—periodic leg movements that occur during sleep and result in insomnia. Dopamine and glutamate transmission in the central nervous system are involved in the pathophysiology, and an iron deficiency has been shown in region-sp...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Communication Source Type: research
Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES: Positive airway pressure (PAP) noncompliance remains a major barrier in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment. The PAP-NAP, a daytime PAP "test-drive," has been associated with increased PAP use, but risk factors and indications for the procedure remain unspecified. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on 139 patients who (1) were diagnosed with OSA (n = 116) or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) (n = 23); (2) adamantly refused to proceed with either a full-night attended titration or in-home trial of PAP; and (3) elected to proceed with a PAP-NAP ins...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
AbstractStudy objectivesPositive airway pressure (PAP) noncompliance remains a major barrier in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment. The PAP-NAP, a daytime PAP “test-drive,” has been associated with increased PAP use, but risk factors and indications for the procedure remain unspecified.MethodsA retrospective chart review was conducted on 139 patients who (1) were diagnosed with OSA (n = 116) or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) (n = 23); (2) adamantly refused to proceed with either a full-night attended titration or in-home trial of PAP; and (3) elected to proceed with a PAP-NAP instead. Risk factors...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThis is the first trial testing the effectiveness of smartphone apps delivered to school students to prevent depression at scale. Results from this trial will provide much-needed insight into the feasibility of this approach. They stand to inform policy and commission decisions concerning if and how such programmes should be deployed in school-based settings in Australia and beyond.Trial registrationAustralian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry,ACTRN12619000855123. Registered on 31 May 2019.Clinical Trial Notification Scheme (CTN), CT-2019-CTN-02110-1-v1. Registered on 30 June 2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
What are the Signs of Opioid Use? Opioids are a group of drugs derived naturally from the poppy plant, or are man-made in a laboratory, also known as synthetic opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed to individuals suffering from chronic pain, whether from surgery, a major injury or other health issues. Legally prescribed opioids include morphine, codeine, and oxycodone, while illegal opioids include heroin. It is easy to know if an individual is using opioids if they’ve been prescribed, but it is also important to know the signs of opioid use if it has crossed the line into an addiction. Signs and Symptoms There a...
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DiscussionThe study results will be used to clarify the effectiveness and elucidate the mechanism by which acupuncture improves sleep quality in patients with insomnia disorder.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Register,ChiCTR1800015282. Registered on 20 March 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Our data are in accordance with previous findings outlining that N + insomniacs have higher PSQI scores than N-. Our results do not confirm the suggested association between napping and depressive or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Conversely, we found a statistically significant difference (p = 0.0014) in EAT scores in N + and N-. Hyperarousal and REM sleep instability in insomniac patients may create an unbalance of the neuroendocrine hypothalamic regulation leading to an appetite alteration. PMID: 31790624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present eCBT-I program seems feasible, acceptable and effective in reducing insomnia severity and insomnia-related functional outcomes in this small clinically-derived population. Given the high prevalence of insomnia, our data are supportive of the use of such program as an effective alternative to treat insomnia in daily clinical practice in French speaking countries.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Insomnia symptoms and obesity were related to overall aggressive behavior in PWE independent of depressive symptoms. The individual subscales of the AQ were correlated differently with the various factors including male sex, obesity, depressive symptoms, anxiety, insomnia symptoms, epilepsy severity, polytherapy, and the use of perampanel.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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