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  • Sleep & women

    Oct 31 2012...
    As a woman you face many potential barriers that can disrupt and disturb your sleep. However, getting the right amount of sleep is vital in promoting a woman’s health and well-being.

    There are many factors that could potentially disrupt and disturb a woman’s sleep including life events, depression, illness, bad sleep habits, medication use and physical or hormonal changes. READ MORE>>
  • Do I need a sleep study?

    Oct 29 2012...
    About 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. If you suspect you may have a sleep disorder, a sleep study at an AASM-accredited sleep center is the best way to find out. Click ahead for answers to some of the most common questions about sleep studies. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep problems may affect children's behavior

    Oct 29 2012...
    Getting your child to go to bed is not always easy. However, good sleep is vital for a child’s well-being and can cause more than just tiredness in the morning.

    Inadequate sleep – whether too short or poor quality – causes specific changes in mood and thinking, says Dr. Dean Beebe, director of the neuropsychology program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep myths: Separating fact from fiction

    Oct 29 2012...
    Sleep is extremely important as we spend about a third of our life doing it. There is so much information out there about sleep it’s enough to make your head spin. Here, we dispel some of the common myths about sleeping. READ MORE>>
  • Multiple mood and anxiety disorders cause insomnia

    Oct 29 2012...
    A recent study takes a look at the link between comorbid, or multiple mood and anxiety disorders occurring at the same time and insomnia. The study involved 517 people with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. Other groups included people with no mood or anxiety disorders, mood disorders only and anxiety disorders only.

    Results show that about 60 percent of individuals with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders had at least one symptom of insomnia. About 45 percent of individuals with mood disorders only or anxiety disorders only reported insomnia. READ MORE>>
  • Binge eating causes sleep issues during, after pregnancy

    Oct 08 2012...
    Binge eating or consuming unusually large amounts of food, before or during pregnancy, can cause sleep problems during pregnancy. Those sleep problems can also last as long as 18 months after childbirth.

    Scientists found that women with binge eating disorder symptoms before and during pregnancy had more sleep problems than a group of women with no reported symptoms. They also had increased sleep dissatisfaction 18 months after childbirth. READ MORE>>
  • Melatonin improves sleep during hypertension treatment

    Oct 02 2012...
    Melatonin supplements may improve sleep in hypertension patients who are on beta-blockers. Scientists found that three weeks of melatonin use significantly improved their sleep quality and helped them stay asleep compared with a placebo.

    Patients taking melatonin increased total sleep time by 37 minutes. They also spent less time awake in bed, and fell asleep quicker. The authors of the study, published in the journal SLEEP observed that the melatonin improved sleep tolerence without the common side effects of drug tolerance or rebound insomnia. READ MORE>>