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  • Insomnia Awareness Night to shed light on impact of sleeplessness

    Jun 15 2020...
    June features the shortest nights of the year, but for those living with chronic insomnia, every night is long. That’s why the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) and American Alliance for Healthy Sleep (AAHS) are working to raise awareness of the disease with Insomnia Awareness Night on June 22, 2020. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep tips during isolation: Preventing insomnia

    Apr 06 2020...
    Having some nights when you don’t sleep well during a stressful period is expected. The recommendations below can help prevent turning one night’s poor sleep into many nights of insomnia. READ MORE>>
  • Insomnia and your diet

    Feb 27 2020...
    Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, affecting as many as 30 to 35 percent of adults at some point in their lives, and 8 to 10 percent chronically. There’s more to insomnia than feeling tired after the occasional restless night. READ MORE>>
  • Popular movies and their portrayals of sleep

    Jul 22 2019...
    If you’re not Walt Disney Studios, chances are you’re having a bad time at the box office this summer. READ MORE>>
  • How much do you really know about insomnia?

    Mar 11 2019...
    Monday, March 11, 2019, is the sixth annual Insomnia Awareness Day. The word “insomnia” gets tossed around a lot. There’s even a brand of cookies named after it! But insomnia isn’t just being tired after a night of poor sleep or tossing and turning in bed. READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
  • How insomnia can affect your health care

    Jul 10 2015...
    Your health care providers may know why you are sick or injured. But do they understand how you feel? It may depend on how well they slept. A new study examined how insomnia affects empathy. It involved 97 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers. READ MORE>>
  • Depression and insomnia are linked to frequent nightmares

    Apr 09 2015...
    A new study suggests that depression and insomnia are the strongest risk factors for having frequent nightmares.

    The study involved 13,922 adults. They ranged in age from 25 to 74 years. All of the study subjects answered a series of questions about their health. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep tips to prepare for daylight saving time

    Mar 03 2015...
    The spring forward to daylight saving time will happen at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. This annual event can be a shock to your body. Losing an hour of sleep during the time change can throw off your circadian rhythms. This can make it difficult to get enough sleep during the following workweek.

    With some advance preparation, you can minimize the effects of the daylight saving time change. Read on to learn the steps to prevent insomnia after the spring forward. READ MORE>>
  • Treating insomnia in veterans reduces suicidal thoughts

    Feb 18 2015...
    A new study of veterans suggests that treating insomnia may save lives.

    The study involved 405 veterans with insomnia disorder. They received up to six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. CBT-I helps you change attitudes and habits that keep you from sleeping well. It also helps you learn new strategies to sleep better. READ MORE>>