Insomnia Disorder

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

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Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

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After 10 years follow-up, researchers found that women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms.

ACP Recommends CBT Treatment for Chronic Insomnia Disorder

ACP Recommends CBT Treatment for Chronic Insomnia Disorder

American College of Physician researchers have released 2 recommendations for treatment of chronic insomnia disorder.

Young Adults with Sleep Problems May Have Higher Risk of Chronic Pain

Young Adults with Sleep Problems May Have Higher Risk of Chronic Pain

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Young adults with sleep problems may be at higher risk for developing chronic pain or worsening pain severity.

Investigating the Relationship Between Inflammation and Sleep Quality

Investigating the Relationship Between Inflammation and Sleep Quality

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The association between sleep disturbance and inflammation provides support for the possible etiopathogenic role of chronobiological disturbances.

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

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Researchers suggest that there are more effective or adjunctive interventions to resolve symptoms of RBD.

Lead Exposure Contributes to Sleep Problems in Children

Lead Exposure Contributes to Sleep Problems in Children

Children who had high blood lead levels reported insomnia and use of sleeping pills much higher than those with low lead levels.

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Night Eating Syndrome: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

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Reducing stress, having a regular eating schedule and bright light therapy are among the ways to treat the disorder.

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

Patients with mental illness who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom improvements in both insomnia and their psychiatric condition.

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

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CBT for insomnia can effectively treat insomnia in patients with comorbid major depression taking antidepressants.

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

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Adults in the CBT-I group achieved much bigger reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms than peers using control website.

Avoid Antipsychotics As First-Line Insomnia Therapy, Groups Say

Avoid Antipsychotics As First-Line Insomnia Therapy, Groups Say

A group of psychiatric associations is recommending that behavioral changes and other nonpharmacological interventions be used instead.

Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

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Students who have sleep problems and have high stress have an elevated suicide risk.

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Young children who had trouble sleeping had a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders two years later.

Insomnia Linked to Increased Pain Sensitivity

Insomnia Linked to Increased Pain Sensitivity

People who said they had insomnia or other sleep difficulties had less tolerance to pain than those who slept normally.

Depression, Insomnia Associated with Frequent Nightmares

Depression, Insomnia Associated with Frequent Nightmares

Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest indicators of frequent nightmares.

Treating Co-Morbid Sleep Problems with Psychiatric Disorders

Treating Co-Morbid Sleep Problems with Psychiatric Disorders

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Sleep dysfunction may be a symptom of mental disorders and should be targeted for treatment by clinicians.

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness practices, which encourage focusing attention on present moment, helped older adults with sleep problems get a better night's sleep.

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia reduced symptoms of insomnia and suicidal ideation in veterans.

Better Sleep While Young Improves Cognitive Functioning Later in Life

Better Sleep While Young Improves Cognitive Functioning Later in Life

Getting better quality sleep in early adulthood can lead to better cognitive functioning later in life.

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Chronic insomniacs who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

Alcohol Use, Insomnia in Women Tied to Elevated Suicide Risk

Alcohol Use, Insomnia in Women Tied to Elevated Suicide Risk

Women who use alcohol have a higher suicide risk than those who don't, though there is also a relationship between insomnia and suicide.

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

The light emitted from the electronic devices appears to suppress melatonin, a hormone that helps to promote sleep.

Treating Insomnia In Addiction Recovery May Cut Relapse Risk

Treating Insomnia In Addiction Recovery May Cut Relapse Risk

People who are in the early stages of addiction recovery have rates of insomnia five times higher than the general population.

Insomnia Boosts Risk of Death in Motor Vehicle

Insomnia Boosts Risk of Death in Motor Vehicle

Difficulty falling asleep was found to be a factor in more than one-third of motor vehicle deaths.

Trouble Sleeping Could Lead to Alzheimer's Disease in Men

Trouble Sleeping Could Lead to Alzheimer's Disease in Men

Men who reported a history of sleep disturbances were more than 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer's.

Sexsomnia: A New DSM-5 Diagnosis

Sexsomnia: A New DSM-5 Diagnosis

Patients with sexsomnia engage in sexual activity, including intercourse, while asleep.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies Can Benefit Those With Insomnia

Mindfulness-Based Therapies Can Benefit Those With Insomnia

Adults with insomnia who engaged in meditation-based therapies were more likely to see sleep improvement than doing nothing.

CBT Can Help Reduce Insomnia

CBT Can Help Reduce Insomnia

Patients that engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy experienced less insomnia compared with doing meditation or attending a sleep seminar.

Widespread Pain Increases Risk of Insomnia

Widespread Pain Increases Risk of Insomnia

Older adults with widespread pain twice as likely to develop insomnia compared to those who don't suffer from pain.

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