Correlates of benzodiazepine dependence in patients with depression followed up in a psychiatric outpatient unit in Tunisia - Menif L, Oueslati B, Maamri A, Melki W, Zalila H.
Benzodiazepines may be prescribed to manage anxiety and insomnia in patients with depression. However, as noticed during our daily practice, a considerable proportion of patients treated for depression and receiving benzodiazepines developed a dependence t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prospective associations between insomnia symptoms and alcohol use problems among former and current military service personnel - Short NA, Allan NP, Oglesby ME, Moradi S, Schmidt NB, Stecker T.
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence that insomnia symptoms exacerbate alcohol use disorder symptoms, there is a dearth of prospective research testing bidirectional associations between these variables. Furthermore, no studies have prospectively examined these as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study debunks 3 common sleep myths
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
Women in CBT group had greater reductions in insomnia severity, were likely to have remission (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia during pregnancy, according to a study published online April 5 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Rachel Manber, Ph.D., from Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer-Related Insomnia: New Research Finds Effective Treatments
This study was a first of its kind. It involved a head-to-head comparison of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, enrolled patients with many different types of cancer and included nearly 30% minority participants. Previous studies focused solely on breast cancer and included 90% white participants. Limitations of the previous research make it difficult to determine if the results are applicable to patients with other cancers and people of diverse backgrounds. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acupuncture Are Effective Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments produced clinically meaningful reduction...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

How our capacity for wonder was challenged by the black hole image | Tim Adams
We marvelled at the first image of an event horizon 55m light years away, but struggled to grasp its majesty and dimensionsA few years ago, during a period of insomnia, I briefly got into the habit of contributing to the online projectGalaxy Zoo. I would log on to a website that presented, one after another, singular images of tens of thousands of galaxies observed by the Hubble telescope, each billions of light years away. There were so many of these images that cosmologists had opened them up to thousands of amateur volunteers to help narrow down the field of those galaxies that warranted closer study.Peering at my dimme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Black holes Astronomy Space Science Women Life and style Albert Einstein UK news Source Type: news

Insomnia common among cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CBD Lures Stressed-Out Parents Looking to Unwind
Caught in the churn of long days and sleepless nights, some parents have found solace in a nonintoxicating chemical derived from hemp. But is it safe? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Anxiety and Stress Families and Family Life Parenting Marijuana Hemp Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Why can ’t I sleep? My mission to understand insomnia – video
Millions of people in the UK have trouble sleeping, and Guardian reporter Leah Green is one of them. Like many insomniacs, she has tried all the home remedies, sleep hygiene techniques and gadgets designed to cure her sleep problems. She finds out why it is so difficult to conquer insomnia, and why good treatment is so hard to come byFor more information about treating insomnia:NHS adviceDigital access to CBT-I treatment - Sleepio Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Leah Green Josh Toussaint-Strauss Joseph Pierce Ben Kape Paul Boyd Tags: Sleep Health & wellbeing Mental health NHS Society Life and style Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia is in our genes, scientists discover
A study by the University of Exeter revealed 36 genetic sites that had never been related to sleep quality or duration. This may 'inform the development of new treatments'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthtech Stories: An Insomnia Patient Turned Tech Entrepreneur Tackling Mental Health
Peter Hames is cofounder and CEO of Big Health. His difficulties with insomnia led him to create their first product, Sleepio, which is a digital sleep improvement program that allows patients to recover without medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

How An Insomnia Patient Turned Tech Entrepreneur Is Tackling Mental Health
Peter Hames is cofounder and CEO of Big Health. His difficulties with insomnia led him to create their first product, Sleepio, which is a digital sleep improvement program that allows patients to recover without medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

Primary insomnia patients' performances during simulated car following and urban driving in the afternoon - Perrier J, Amato JN, Berthelon C, Bocca ML.
According to epidemiological studies, insomnia is associated with an increase in risk of traffic accidents. Recent investigations revealed that patients with insomnia had driving performance impairment under monotonous conditions. However, it is unclear wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Lacking sleep may be the reason why you're packing on the pounds
(Natural News) Bad eating habits are one of the reasons for weight gain, but do you know that lack of sleep could also play a role? A study published in the journal Science Advances revealed that even one sleepless night can change metabolic processes in your body that result in weight gain and muscle loss.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A powerful natural painkiller may be growing in your backyard
(Natural News) A safe and natural painkiller that offers all the benefits of opium – without any of its adverse effects – may be growing right in your backyard. While largely overlooked in recent times, wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) has been known for centuries to be effective in treating conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Brain Stimulator for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression FDA OKs Brain Stimulator for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression
Cervella is the first cranial electrotherapy stimulator with electrodes seamlessly integrated into noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears the Cervella Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator for Treatment of Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression
CARMEL, Ind., March 27, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Innovative Neurological Devices is pleased to announce receiving the FDA market clearance for the Cervella™ Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator. The FDA cleared the Cervella medical d... Devices, Neurology, FDA Innovative Neurological Devices, Cervella, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Father who claims he gets just ten hours of sleep A WEEK calls insomnia a 'blessing'
Neil Epstein, 54, of New Barnet, North London, first started struggling to nod off when he was just six years old and often goes two days without sleep. He claims it gives him 'extra life'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep
It is not clear how long a person can go without sleep, but in a famous 1964 experiment, a person managed to stay awake for 264 hours. Sleep deprivation can negatively affect energy levels, mood, and cognitive functioning. In the long term, it can increase a person's risk of several chronic conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia in adolescents with slow recovery from concussion - Brooks BL, Sayers P, Virani S, Rajaram A, Tomfohr L.
This study examined: (1) some of the psychometric properties of the Insomnia Sev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep and aging: Two sides of one coin?
(University of Oxford) Oxford University researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and aging in research that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists discover the brain cells that age us also control sleep
A new study by Oxford University reveals the 'internal stress' that ages our cells and triggers disease also activates neurones that control sleep in fruit flies, with human cells being similar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition
New research finds an autoreactive type of immune cell related to narcolepsy, adding to the mounting body of evidence that the condition is autoimmune. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia makes you crave sugar
Failure to nod off may activate a region of the brain that 'turns on' when we consume sweet food, according to researchers from Michigan State University. It might also cause us to 'stress eat'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OTC Insomnia Supplements: The Latest Evidence OTC Insomnia Supplements: The Latest Evidence
Dietary supplements are used by millions of people seeking a good night's sleep, but which ones are safe and effective?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

A simultaneous cluster analysis of cognitive, emotional, and personality factors and insomnia and sleep quality among earthquake victims - Khazaie H, Zakiei A, Komasi S.
OBJECTIVE: The current study compares the measures of sleep quality and intensity of insomnia based on the clustering analysis of variables including dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep, experiential avoidance, personality traits of neuroticism... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Improving Pain and Sleep With Behavioral Sleep Interventions Improving Pain and Sleep With Behavioral Sleep Interventions
Can cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia improve pain and sleep outcomes in aging adults?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Longitudinal trends in disaster-related insomnia among Fukushima nuclear plant workers: the Fukushima Nuclear Energy Workers' Support Project study - Ikeda A, Charvat H, Shigemura J, Kales SN, Tanigawa T.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine longitudinal effects of experiences related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, on insomnia risk among workers of nuclear power plants on identified disaster-related potential risk factors for the subtypes of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Eisai and Imbrium Therapeutics Announce U.S. FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for Lemborexant for the Treatment of Insomnia
TOKYO and STAMFORD, Conn.– March 12, 2019– Eisai Co., Ltd. (CEO: Haruo Naito,“Eisai”) and Imbrium Therapeutics L.P. (Imbrium Therapeutics), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company and operating subsidiary of Purdue... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Insomnia and Chronic Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Study investigates role of psychiatric disorders in sleep-pain relationship (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts
Researchers have uncovered evidence suggesting that sleep loss can make us want to avoid social contact, while also sending a 'keep away' signal to others. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia
-- A good night's sleep is important for physical and mental health. Long-lasting sleep problems can increase your risk of anxiety or depression, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The NIH suggests these ways to manage insomnia: Talk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia
Title: Health Tip: Managing InsomniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - March 12, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a hypnic jerk?
Hypnic jerks are muscle twitches that many people experience as they are falling asleep. Learn more about why they happen and their possible triggers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Eisai and Imbrium Therapeutics Announce U.S. FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for Lemborexant for the Treatment of Insomnia
TOKYO and STAMFORD, Conn., March 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eisai Co., Ltd. (CEO: Haruo Naito, "Eisai") and Imbrium Therapeutics L.P., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company and operating subsidiary of Purdue Pharm... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Eisai, Imbrium Therapeutics, Lemborexant, Insomnia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Insomnia Drug Appears Safe, Effective in Older Patients New Insomnia Drug Appears Safe, Effective in Older Patients
An investigational drug is effective for both sleep onset and sleep maintenance in patients older than 65 years — and does not affect morning balance, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism
How does sleep act in the brain, at the cellular level? A new study in zebrafish identifies and explains the beneficial effects of slumber. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is insomnia genetic?
Studies in twins have identified a genetic component in insomnia. New research implicates hundreds of genes, but stress also plays a role. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations
“In a world where friends are assholes, parents are assholes, even adorable, little three-year-olds are assholes, there is no reason that psychological disorders get a pass,” writes Gabe Howard. Howard, who hosts The Psych Central Show podcast and writes for Psych Central on the topics of bipolar and mental illness, is known for his fun, entertaining and eminently useful observations about mental illness. He writes, “Bipolar, clinical depression, schizophrenia and the like have no respect for the people whose lives they impact.” In his new book, Mental Illness Is an Asshole – And Other Observa...
Source: Psych Central - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Bipolar Book Reviews Depression Disorders General Habits Happiness Healthy Living Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Panic Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Schizophrenia Self-Esteem Self-Help Sti Source Type: news

Insomnia Product Wakes Up To Top 5-Star Rating From...
Melatrol, a leading Insomnia product available for online purchase, once again receives the highest ranking available from TopConsumerReviews.com.(PRWeb March 07, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/insomnia_product_wakes_up_to_top_5_star_rating_from_topconsumerreviews_com/prweb16142048.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stressful life events, insomnia and suicidality in a large sample of Chinese adolescents - Liu BP, Wang XT, Liu ZZ, Wang ZY, Liu X, Jia CX.
This study aimed to examine the associations between stressful life events, insomnia, and suicidality including suicidal ideation (SI), suicide plan (SP) and suicide attempt (SA) in a large sample of Chinese adolescents. METHODS: A total of 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When the answer to insomnia is to be woken up every 3 minute
What many people may not realise is that there are different types of insomnia, and not everyone with insomnia is deprived of sleep.Dr Guy Leschziner explains all... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss
The results of a new study warn that weekend lie-ins cannot effectively erase the harm resulting from insufficient sleep throughout the working week. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Are you suffering from 'anxsomnia'? 7 ways to beat sleeplessness caused by anxiety
A study from Healthspan has found over 40% of us feel anxious about health, money and career, and it's affecting our sleep. Here, a psychologist explains ways to ease our anxiety to sleep better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High risk of obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and daytime sleepiness among commercial motor vehicle drivers - Sunwoo JS, Shin DS, Hwangbo Y, Kim WJ, Chu MK, Yun CH, Jang T, Yang KI.
PURPOSE: We investigated the prevalence of sleep problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and daytime sleepiness in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers compared with that in the general population. METHODS: This is a cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Tired of counting sheep? Lemon verbena helps you sleep better
(Natural News) Say goodbye to sleepless nights. A study by researchers from Iran has discovered a potential natural remedy for insomnia. In their study, which was published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, they found that oral intake of lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora) improves sleep in patients with insomnia. Lemon verbena is a plant native to South America.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation and Yoga Many Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation and Yoga
Roughly half of U.S. adults suffer from sleep problems, and many of them are practicing mind-body exercises like yoga and meditation that might help make it easier to get a good nights'rest, research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news