A Third of Americans Are Sleep-Deprived. This Technology Could Help Them Rest Easier
Despite the fact that we spend roughly a third of our lives snoozing (or at least trying to), sleep is not well understood by scientists — to say nothing of the estimated 35% of Americans who don’t get enough of it. Part of the problem is how difficult it is to study slumber. Experiments currently require individuals to come into a hospital or laboratory, cover themselves with an army of electrodes and allow a team of doctors to observe their attempts to drift off. “It’s kind of a nightmare,” says Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “They...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence healthytime Life Reinvented Source Type: news

Night terror: When is the best time to start leading the night team? - Moore R, Scollard Z, Tran V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Mona and Samir, a new chance
In August 2014, ISIS attacked the Iraqi town of Sinjar, targeting the Yezidi community. They executed men and abducted thousands women and children.  Mona and Samir, a mother and son. were amongst them.  Soon, 8 year-old Samir was separated from his mother.   Mona was sold as a slave in Mosul, and subjected to two years of physical, sexual, and emotional violence before her rela­tives found her and paid for her freedom. To protect her, they took her to Chamesku camp in northern Iraq. When we first met her, Mona was distressed and traumatised from her experiences and suffered horrible ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Blaming rape on sleep: a psychoanalytic intervention - McRae L.
The governance of sleep sex (or sexsomnia) in the criminal law is a nightmare. Press reports of sleeping, often drunk, men acquitted as automatons of raping adults and children suggest cases are rising. The use of automatism, rather than insanity, in these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Management of Nightmare Disorder in Adults Management of Nightmare Disorder in Adults
Review the options for nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment of adult nightmare disorder as presented in a 2018 position paper by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

More Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
For something so common, anxiety is still massively misunderstood. There are myths and misconceptions about everything from what anxiety disorders look and feel like to what actually helps to treat these illnesses and navigate anxiety. Which is why we asked several anxiety experts to clear things up. Below, you’ll find their illuminating insights. Living with an anxiety disorder can be exceptionally difficult. Many people minimize and trivialize anxiety disorders. For instance, how often have you said or heard someone say “I’m sooo OCD about my desk!” or “I’m really OCD about using hand ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorder Treatment Anxiety Disorders Cbt exposure and response prevention therapy GAD Ocd Source Type: news

Agony of real life 'sleeping beauty', 19, who naps 18 hours a day
Jayne Butler, of Thousand Oaks, California, will sleep for more than 18 hours a day and suffers terrifying nightmares. It's because of Kleine-Levin Syndrome which affects one in one million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland College Freshman Dies of Same Virus That Killed 11 Kids in N.J. Medical Facility
A University of Maryland freshman has died after contracting the same strain of adenovirus that killed 11 children in a New Jersey health clinic earlier this fall. The student, who was identified as 18-year-old Olivia Paregol by her father, died after contracting adenovirus 7, according to WJLA. The school confirmed in a statement that a student died of the virus, but declined to release her name. The virus is linked to symptoms such as respiratory problems or conjunctivitis, according to the CDC. “She definitely appeared to be getting sicker and sicker,” Ian Paregol, her father, told WJLA. “It is the wor...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Maryland onetime public health Source Type: news

Gunman Opens Fire Inside California Bar, 13 Dead
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people are dead after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly "college night" Wednesday in Southern California, sending hundreds fleeing in terror including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said. The dead included 11 people inside the bar, the gunman and a sheriff's sergeant who was the first officer inside the door, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. "It's a horrific scene in there," Dean said at a news conference early Thursday in the parking lot of the Borderline Bar & Grill. &quo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

The children turned into strangers by a simple bug
Evie Prior, 10, from Barnsley, seemed to change overnight in May 2013 - froma sweet girl to a nightmare. And it was all down to a rare condition associated with streptococcal infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depersonalization: A Strange Mental Illness Captured in Films, Music & Celebrity Confessions
For many in the world, depersonalization isn’t really a familiar word. Sometimes, it is used to refer to the act of removing human characteristics or individuality from someone or something. Almost no one you meet on the street would be able to tell you what depersonalization means in the psychiatric sense of the word. Depersonalization (DP) is a dissociative disorder whereby a person experiences a distortion in how they experience their self. A person going through DP may feel disconnected from themselves and often report that they feel like watching a movie of oneself. It’s a bewildering experience that can l...
Source: Psych Central - October 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Swamy G Tags: Creativity Dissociative disorders Essays Personal Stories Depersonalization Derealization Dissociation film media Mental Illness Music Source Type: news

Recording of mother's voice more effective than smoke alarm, study finds
Sleeping children three times more likely to wake to voice recording than to loud beeping, research findsIt ’s every parent’s worst nightmare: there’s a fire in the house, the alarms are beeping, but the children are sleeping on oblivious. Now scientists say they have found a better way to rouse slumbering youngsters.Researchers in the US have discovered that playing a child a recording of their mother ’s voice is about three times more likely to wake them than a traditional alarm. What’s more, it does so faster and is linked to a quicker escape.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Research UK news Source Type: news

Should I see a doctor about my dreams?
When I was younger, I was terrified they would make me lose my mind. Now, I embrace them which I think is a sure sign of maturityI have been told, by a sleep professional no less, that I am a “vivid dreamer”. I remember my dreams often, the twilight theatrics of my unconscious seared into memory by their intensity. Sometimes my dreams upset me, rehashing painful memories and serving them up with an extra side of terror. But mostly they’re just a bit odd, and leave me wondering what I’ve witnessed in the still of the night.Perhaps that ’s why interpreting dreams is one of my favourite activitie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Coco Khan Tags: Life and style Family Psychology Source Type: news

Domestic Violence, PTSD and Triggers
People catch colds because they were exposed to a virus or infection.   Some people get cancer because cells have begun endlessly dividing in their body. We get itchy because an irritant has affected our skin.   We get hungry because our body needs nourishment on a regular basis, or thirsty because we aren’t sufficiently hydrated. I could go on and on … usually the things that we experience in our daily lives are a cause and effect thing; this happens because that happened, and so on. PTSD is similar, but also so very different. It happens when someone has experienced a traumatic event and...
Source: Psych Central - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Deborah Gray Tags: Personal Stories PTSD Trauma Abusive Relationship Domestic Violence Spousal Abuse triggers Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Your Child Deal With Night Terrors
Title: Health Tip: Help Your Child Deal With Night TerrorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Firefighter/Paramedic Recalls Springing Into Action on Southwest Flight 1380
Editor's Note: On April 17, 2018, Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo bank and mother of two children from Albuquerque, N.M., was pulled halfway out of an airplane window on Southwest Flight 1380 after the windows was hit by shrapnel from a failed engine just 20 minutes into the flight. The seatbelt around her waist kept her from being completely sucked away, and it was through heroic efforts by a handful of brave passengers risking their own lives that Jennifer was pulled back into the plane so resuscitation attempts could begin. What follows is the firsthand account from ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Needum, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge — And Even More Risk
This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Bailey / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
-- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby. The Nemours Foundation says you can help prevent diaper rash by keeping the infant's skin dry and clean. If your child develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beauty vlogger reveals how 36-hour birth left her with PTSD
The vlogger, 31, has revealed that giving birth to her first daughter Darcy seven years ago left her having flashbacks, nightmares and feeling exhausted as well as not bonding with her baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beauty vlogger reveals how 36-hour traumatic birth left her with crippling PTSD
The vlogger, 31, has revealed that giving birth to her first daughter Darcy seven years ago left her having flashbacks, nightmares and feeling exhausted as well as not bonding with her baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nightmares could be 'turned off' after scientists discover the genes that control deep sleep
Researchers from The University of Tokyo have identified two genes that control rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in the hope this will allow them to better understand deep sleep's benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damning U.N. Report Outlines Crimes Against Rohingya As Children Suffer from Trauma One Year Later
A damning reporting by the United Nations on the Myanmar’s army crimes against the Rohingya may come too late for these Rohingya children, many of whom remain traumatised as witnesses of the genocide. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedDHAKA, Aug 27 2018 (IPS)At 12, Mohammed* is an orphan. He watched his parents being killed by Myanmar government soldiers a year ago. And he is one of an estimated half a million Rohingya children who have survived and been witness to what the United Nations has called genocide.According to accounts in a U.N. fact-finding report released today, the children were likely witnesses to t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Ins Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PTSD Is Like a Ghost: On Surviving Domestic Violence
And he knows you intimately. He knows everything about you. He knows what you love, he knows who you love, he knows your favorite places to go, favorite things to do. He knows your favorite colors, music, TV shows, hobbies, friends.   Some people (usually the people who enabled this ghost to enter your life) would say he’s imaginary. He’s made up. He doesn’t exist. You’re crazy or sick. You’re looking for attention. You’re dwelling on things and you should just get over it.   If only … I wish he was imaginary and that I just made him up. I wish I was crazy some...
Source: Psych Central - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Deborah Gray Tags: Abuse Bullying Domestic Violence PTSD Relationships & Love Trauma Women's Issues Abusive Relationships complex ptsd Domestic abuse Spousal Abuse Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

The Highs and Lows of Healthcare
Every once in a while, I meet someone who I think should be the ‘patient-centric poster child’.This person is doing great work advancing their organization ’s efforts to create better outcomes for patients (and so better outcomes for their company and people). In the spirit of illuminating our path to patient-centricity, growing together faster than any of us can alone, this column is dedicated to sharing their stories, successes and challenges.Doug Noland, Head Patient Experience, Executive Director, Astellas US, shares why he is on a mission to create a culture of patient-centricity and loving it.Before...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Sleep-Related Eating Disorder: Causes, Treatment, and More
Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia that links eating disorders to partial arousal during the transition between wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. It is characterized by dysfunctional eating and drinking upon partial arousal from a stage of NREM sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep). As a form of sleepwalking, it entails partial or complete amnesia of the event. According to one study, the estimated prevalence of SRED was nearly 5% in the general population. The disorder is more common than generally recognized, and we can agree it requires more public awareness. This type of connection...
Source: Psych Central - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Evans Tags: Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Neuroscience Sleep Stigma Stress Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Disordered Eating nightmare disorder parasomnia restless leg syndrome Sleep apnea sleep disorder sleep hygiene sleep-related ea Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

'It's been an absolute nightmare' - family violence in kinship care in Victoria - Breman R, MacRae A, Vicary D.
Kinship care has become the fastest growing form of out-of-home care in Victoria and is the preferred placement option for children who are unable to live with their parents. Little is known about family violence in kinship care that is perpetrated by a cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Depression and the relationship between sleep disturbances, nightmares, and suicidal ideation in treatment-seeking Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans - Don Richardson J, King L, St Cyr K, Shnaider P, Roth ML, Ketcheson F, Balderson K, Elhai JD.
This study investigates whether depression mediated the relationship between: 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news

New position paper recommends treatment options for nightmare disorder in adults
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults, according to a position paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surviving the Windrush scandal
“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine education immigration immigration bill 2015 Windrush Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

An evolutionary perspective on night terrors - Boyden SD, Pott M, Starks PT.
Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are an early childhood parasomnia characterized by screams or cries, behavioral manifestations of extreme fear, difficulty waking and inconsolability upon awakening. The mechanism causing night terrors is unknown... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Minnesota House Unanimously Passes First Responder PTSD Bill
  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KARE11) - Many kids say they want to be a firefighter. Brian Cristofono happened to follow through. His dream turned profession, eventually becoming a firefighter in St Paul. "That's where I started having issues," he said. But soon, the service took its toll. "There was a six-month-old, I remember going to, at 8 in the morning and the baby had been beaten to death and we just knew it was not breathing. We got to the hospital and I remember looking into the room and just kept doing chest compressions. I went into the bathroom and I just locked myself in there and just balled because m...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hrapsky, KARE11 Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Night Terrors
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

“I Wake Up Screaming”: Gaza’s Children Bear the Brunt of Violence
Palestinian child on donkey cart next to garbage container in Gaza City. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 10 2018 (IPS)Reham Qudaih wakes up nightly to the same nightmare: her father shot, lying on the ground in a pool of blood.“In my dreams he is on the ground shot. When I have that dream – which I’ve had more than once I wake up screaming,” she told the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In a recent study, NRC found that children living in the Gaza Strip are experiencing are showing increasing signs of psychosocial deterioration since clashes...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Grown adults also suffer from dramatic night terrors  
Night terrors, like nightmares, are a form of sleep disorder most common in children, but, in fact, many adults also regularly experience them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson
My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andy Dawson Tags: Sleep Health Science Television & radio wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Frontline Voices: Delivering on the front lines of Ghouta.
Dr. Jihad Shoshara was in Ghouta, Syria last week with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) providing healthcare services to refugees who suffered another horrific chemical attack over the weekend.  Many were killed or injured including innocent children.  Ghouta is located just outside of the biblical town of Damascus.  While there, Dr. Shoshara had the opportunity to speak about the struggles and risks that front line medical providers face.  For us in the United States, the war seems a million miles away. We ’ve heard about the conflict for years now and maybe because ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Sleeping in a hot bedroom could give you harrowing nightmares
Dr Neil Stanley, ex-chairman of the British Sleep Society, claims the temperature should be between 16-18 °C (61-64°F) during shut-eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nightmares Common in Military Personnel With Sleep Disturbance
Comorbid disorders of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia all associated with nightmares (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news