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Effect of insomnia treatments on depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Gebara MA, Siripong N, DiNapoli EA, Maree RD, Germain A, Reynolds CF, Kasckow JW, Weiss PM, Karp JF.
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is frequently co-morbid with depression, with a bidirectional relationship between these disorders. There is evidence that insomnia-specific interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, may lead to improvements in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths
(Natural News) Across the pond, one brave man is speaking out about a sudden spike in health problems he believes are related to LED streetlamps that purportedly emit 5G radiation. In Gateshead, a town in Northern England, citizens are reporting an array of disturbing side effects including insomnia, nosebleeds and even stillbirth — and Mark... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants
In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to choose from is vital. Recently, in the U.S., three antidepressants were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression: vilazodone (Viibryd) in 2011; levomilnacipran (Fetzima) in 2013; and vortioxetine (Trintellix; formerly called Brintellix, but renamed to avoid confusion with the blood-thinning medication Brilinta) in 2013. In general, these medications are well-tolerated and effective. However, they’re n...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Medications Antidepressants Clinical Depression Fetzima Levomilnacipran Major Depression Major Depressive Disorder newest antidepressants Trintellix Viibryd Vilazodone vortioxetine Source Type: news

Your insomnia may be caused by your diet! Not eating enough veggies and gorging on junk food makes you more restless
(Natural News) Researchers have found that a person’s sleepless nights could be traced to his diet. In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the authors indicated that having a higher energy intake, coupled with trans fat and sodium consumption, with only a few vegetables is linked to probable insomnia. Insomnia is a condition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’ s Under His Suit? Depression and Anxiety
Let’s get candid about male mental health. Men don’t get a lot of compassion — not as a gender, not toward one another, and not toward ourselves. We are the more impulsive, less refined gender that has not progressed much since our cave-dwelling days. We’ve learned to use a salad fork since then, however, and we pretend to enjoy chivalry. Sadly — and perhaps due to our ruffian status — men are often perceived as an expendable lot, regularly sent to do life’s dirty work like unclogging municipal sewers, diffusing IEDs, repossessing tractors, or mining for coal and ore miles below E...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jon Patrick Hatcher Tags: Addictions Anxiety Career Depression Men's Issues Personal Stories Sleep Stress Suicide Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CBT, Acupuncture Combat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Conferences/ASCO Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Oncology News Source Type: news

CBT Tops Acupuncture for Treating Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- But both methods provide alternative to sleeping pills (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to sleep: Try doing this to avoid insomnia says doctor on ITV This Morning
SLEEP can sometimes be difficult to get, but it is something we all need. If you don ’t sleep for long enough you can develop insomnia. Symptoms of this condition include difficulty falling asleep, waking up too early and daytime tiredness. Dr Nerina, on ITV’s This Morning, recommended changing these habits to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Avoid insomnia by doing this says doctor on ITV This Morning
SLEEP can sometimes be difficult to get, but it is something we all need. If you don ’t sleep for long enough you can develop insomnia. Symptoms of this condition include difficulty falling asleep, waking up too early and daytime tiredness. Dr Nerina, on ITV’s This Morning, recommended changing these habits to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen night owls more prone to emotional and behavioral problems
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who are naturally inclined to stay up late at night are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as behavioral and emotional problems than their peers who prefer an earlier bedtime, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overdosing of benzodiazepines/Z-drugs and falls in older adults: costs for the health system - Diaz-Gutierrez MJ, Cengotitabengoa MM, Berm údez-Ampudia C, García S, López P, Martínez-Cengotitabengoa M, Gonzalez-Pinto A.
INTRODUCTION: Benzodiazepines and Z drugs (BZD/Z drugs) are commonly used for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety in older adults for long periods of time. Given the physiological and metabolic characteristics of this group of patients, they are more pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Chronic insomnia: Why we lose sleep over it
News At Ten's Tom Bradby is reportedly off work because of insomnia - a condition that's hard to treat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia and nightmares as markers of risk for suicidal ideation in young people: investigating the role of defeat and entrapment - Russell K, Rasmussen S, Hunter SC.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although converging evidence has identified sleep problems as robust predictors of suicidal ideation in young people, the psychological processes driving these associations are not yet known. The current study aimed to test predictions, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Experts warn that it just takes ONE sleepless night to dramatically increase your risk of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) The health-conscious do their best to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, minimize stress, and sleep well. But they may not live to a happy old age if they have trouble sleeping. A research team headed by Dr. Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that just one sleepless night significantly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I wake up gasping for air?
Waking up gasping for air can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened before. Fortunately, many underlying conditions, such as anxiety, sleep apnea, and GERD, are treatable. In this article, learn why a person wakes up gasping for air, what tips and medicines may help, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia as an independent predictor of suicide attempts: a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study - Lin HT, Lai CH, Perng HJ, Chung CH, Wang CC, Chen WL, Chien WC.
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have verified that insomnia is associated with suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death by suicide. Limited population-based cohort studies have been conducted to examine the association. The present study aimed to analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five weird things you might do in your sleep
Many people engage in strange behaviors during sleep. From the mildly embarrassing to the downright dangerous — learn more about them in this Spotlight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it possible to keep alert at night safely?
Some people work strange hours, long hours, or have busy lives with a lot of stress. In all cases, it can mean they find themselves falling asleep at work. There are some simple lifestyle adjustments that can be made to keep you alert safely for productive tasks. Learn more about staying awake at work here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Save our nurseries: when the kids went to Westminster
Ryan, Daniel, Jacob, Sophia and Zach were probably some of the youngest campaigners at the Houses of Parliament last week. They were there (with their mums) to talk to MPs about keeping their nurseries open. The group of children, parents, UNISON organisers and staff from the nursery began the day at 5am, with a six-hour coach journey from Salford to London. When they arrived they were focused, placards in hand and ready for action Zoe Ireland and her daughter Alice queue up to enter the Houses of Parliament They were there because five council-run nurseries in Salford could be closed down. Two months ago the parents had r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article early years education nurseries Salford unison in schools Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams
A new study suggests that taking a vitamin B-6 supplement before going to bed each night could help us to remember the details of our dreams. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Breaking up sleep into two parts, like they did before the Industrial Age, may cure insomnia
(Natural News) The invention of electricity has brought a lot of benefits, like powering appliances that make housework faster and easier for us. But it also created a group of people who find it hard to sleep at night. These insomniacs toss and turn in bed. They wake up at around two or three in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talk therapy may help soldiers combat insomnia
(Reuters Health) - Talk therapy for insomnia is effective at reducing insomnia, as well as mental fatigue, among military personnel, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - El-Solh AA, Riaz U, Roberts J.
A growing body of evidence supports a bidirectional relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sleep disturbances. Fragmented sleep induced by sleep-related breathing disorders, insomnia, and nightmares impacts recovery and treatment ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Jennifer Aniston uses CBD oil – but what is it? 
A favourite among A-listers, experts claim that CBD oil can help with joint pain, endometriosis and insomnia. The oil is legal in the UK and will not make you 'high' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can happen when postpartum anxiety progresses to psychosis? A case study - Pirec V.
This case report describes a primipara without documented psychiatric history prior to complicated delivery. Onset of severe insomnia and anxiety was right after childbirth but not treated. Obsessive thinking pattern became more prominent. The patient beca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survey links insomnia to workplace incivility
Workers' difficulty sleeping was linked to rude behavior by others on the job, including verbal abuse, according to a survey of U.S. Forest Service employees. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Dementia patients are nearly 20% more likely to be prescribed 'inappropriate medications'
Researchers from the University of Sydney found dementia patients are 17 per cent more likely to be prescribed unnecessary medications for conditions such as insomnia, pain and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you born to sleep badly? Your genes might be to blame says JANE SYMONS
IF YOU'VE been feeling sluggish since the clocks went forward last month you're not alone. Insomnia increases when the clocks change and studies show that it takes about six weeks until our sleep patterns get used to summertime. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sympathetic Dysregulation May Help Explain Heart Risks in Chronic Insomnia Sympathetic Dysregulation May Help Explain Heart Risks in Chronic Insomnia
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds
If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How to reverse a shortfall and stop painful symptoms
VITAMIN D deficiency is more common than you think, especially in the UK. Symptoms include aching bones, muscle weakness, insomnia and depression. Here ’s how to make sure you’re getting enough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BUSTED: 8 sleep myths that actually make you more tired
(Natural News) Imagine this: It’s way past midnight, but you’re still tossing and turning in bed. If that’s you – or worse, that’s you on most days – then you may be an insomniac. In an article in Healthista, sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley talks about some misconceptions about sleep that may be keeping us awake.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD oil, derived from cannabis, gains popularity
Used for a variety of conditions including anxiety and insomnia, cannabidiol does not have FDA approval (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soterix touts transcranial stim depression trial results
Soterix Medical today released results from trials of its direct current stimulation-limited total energy technology designed to treat depression, touting that the device was found to be safe and effective with improvements in depression-rating metrics lasting for a month after treatment. The tDCS-LTE system is designed to deliver energy to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain which is implicated in depression control, the New York-based company said. In the first trial, the company reported that its tDCS-LTE system was effective and safe as an add-on intervention for patients with type I or II bipolar di...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Soterix Medical Source Type: news

CBD oil, derived from cannabis, gains popularity
There is a fast-growing part of the cannabis industry that doesn't involve pot. A compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD, is used for a variety of conditions like anxiety, insomnia, depression and seizures. But unlike THC in marijuana, CBD won't make you high. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren't Sleeping Well
-- If you aren't getting enough sleep, you'll probably feel very tired during the day. And you may not feel alert and refreshed when you wake up. While everyone has a sleepless night now and then, chronic lack of sleep can lead to a host of medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy is helping to beat my chronic insomnia
Journalist and author Bel Mooney suffered with debilitating insomnia for years. The condition became worse after she turned 60-years-old, but a new approach has offered surprising results... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From splinters to sleepless nights: Do know what merits emergency care?
As Good Health reported last week, 22,000 ‘potentially trivial’ incidents — including hiccups — were seen in A&E last year, say the NHS. Here's a guide to identifying emergency care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just ONE sleepless night raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease
A study of 20 people, led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, found a night without sleep increased the beta-amyloid protein in part of the brain by five per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study warns. People deprived of sleep for one night experience an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Sauerkraut and chickpeas... the foods to fall asleep to  
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Over the past few weeks I've written about insomnia and provided you with science-based tips on how to improve your sleep. Now I reveal the sleep-inducing foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Web-based cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia shows long-term efficacy in improving chronic insomnia
Insomnia is a widespread health problem, with cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) considered as first-line treatment.1 Unfortunately, access to CBT-I treatment is limited due to limited numbers of trained therapists and cost. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have provided strong evidence for web-based CBT-I as an effective treatment for insomnia.2 However, these studies have been of short duration and excluded people with comorbidities.3 –5 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it
While previous studies have shown that people with insomnia are often asleep without knowing it, new research looks at the brain to explain why that is. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How you can put snoring ( to bed with four simple tips  
Over  the past few weeks I have been writing about insomnia and how to overcome it. Now, I reveal tips to avoid other reasons for a disturbed night such as snoring, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news