Sleeping pills for insomnia and medications for treating wakefulness related to narcolepsy and sleep apnea have a different effect on women compared to men. Here's what you need to know.
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There is a strong link between depression and insomnia. One study found that as many as 70% of individuals with depression had symptoms of insomnia and sleep disorders are one of the diagnostic criteria for depression. Unfortunately, antidepressant drugs can come with a number of side-effects such as: Nausea Sedation [...]
Insomnia tends to be more prevalent in older adults. As a result, older individuals are more likely to seek help for their sleep issues, which unfortunately leads to higher rates of sleeping pill use. A 2016 review published in Clinical Therapeutics set out to determine the safety and efficacy of [...]
When it comes to the best treatment option for insomnia, there is a ton of conflicting information out there. I see plenty of bad advice handed out to people suffering from insomnia and I see many so-called insomnia cures that have little (or no) evidence on their safety or effectiveness [...]
A lot of insomnia sufferers I talk to have one thing in common — And that's the problem. Sleep is a natural process. As soon as we try to force sleep, we immediately make it more difficult to sleep. This has been confirmed in studies, too. One of them, published [...]
The Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep Scale is a 16-item survey designed to evaluate sleep related thoughts. Studies have found that those who score highly on the scale (ie those with the strongest dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes) are more likely to have issues with insomnia, particularly when it comes [...]