Causal relationships between substance use and insomnia - Pasman JA, Smit DJA, Kingma L, Vink JM, Treur JL, Verweij KJH.

BACKGROUND: Poor sleep quality and insomnia have been associated with the use of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis, but it is unclear if there is a causal link. In this Mendelian Randomization (MR) study we examine if insomnia causes substance use and/or if s...
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Authors: Inkelis SM, Hasler BP, Baker FC Abstract Sleep disturbance is common among individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Insomnia not only is a pathway toward alcohol consumption but also is related to increased risk of relapse, psychosocial impairment, decreased quality of life, and suicidal ideation in individuals with AUD. Few studies examining sleep disturbance and alcohol use have explored how this relationship differs between men and women. Historically, studies of AUD have included few, if any, women in their samples. However, women are increasingly consuming alcohol at an earlier age and at higher r...
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ConclusionAlthough lower than that of the general population in China, smoking is still relatively high among MPHs. Efforts to lower smoking rates among MHPs in China should continue and should incorporate strategies that target burnout, sleep, alcohol use, exercise and other factors associated with smoking.
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Conditions:   Insomnia;   Alcohol Use Disorder Interventions:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi);   Behavioral: Sleep Hygiene Education (SHE) Sponsors:   University of Michigan;   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Not yet recruiting
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No doubt we live in stressful times. Political and social unrest and a pandemic are piling on top of the normal stresses of daily life. Undue stress can lead to insomnia, fatigue, headaches, depression, and serious medical conditions. If you feel severely overwhelmed, it might be wise to consult a doctor. But there are six simple ways to combat stress on your own. 1. Go Outside and Take a Breath Researchers know a breath of fresh air cleanses contaminants from your lungs. They also know your brain uses about 20% of the oxygen you take in, so the more air you get, the better your mind functions – and that mak...
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I’ve been wearing my Fitbit for a couple of years and only remove it when I shower. I use it to track my sleep and its smart alarm wakes me up at the optimal time every morning. With the pocketable Kardia, I regularly check my ECG at home to detect any anomalies. For an in-depth analysis of what my genetic makeup predisposes me to, I had my whole genome sequenced. And I bring relevant data to my general practitioner during my checkups so that we can decide on preventive measures. In short, I’m trying to live like the patient of the future. However, posing as such a patient is not feasible for many among us. ...
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This study supports a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of mild OSA. While all people with mild OSA may not need to be treated with CPAP, there are patients who can greatly benefit from it. Treatments may be trial and error until you and your doctor get it right When sleep apnea is mild, treatment recommendations are less clear-cut, and should be determined based on the severity of your symptoms, your preferences, and other co-occurring health problems. Working in conjunction with your doctor, you can try a stepwise approach — if one treatment doesn’t work, you can stop that and try an alternat...
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(Natural News) Between 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. alone suffer from a sleep disorder, according to recent reports from the American Sleep Association (ASA). In some cases, sleepless nights are linked to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Drinking coffee in the evening is also often reported to have a...
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Conditions:   Alcohol Use Disorder;   Insomnia;   Sleep Disorder;   Dyssomnias Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive behavior therapy Sponsor:   Karolinska Institutet Recruiting
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