Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked

On December 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggests that nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light, known as light pollution, may raise the risk of insomnia. A new study suggests that exposure to light pollution may cause an increase in sleeping pill use. Short-term insomnia affects approximately 30…

Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia

On November 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Passionflower is a variety of exotic vine flower with curly purple or blue tentacle-like petals. One variety of passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, may help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of passionflower supplements, as well as what the research says about its effectiveness. What…

What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?

On October 26, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The…

Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it

On April 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

People with insomnia will often tell you that they haven’t slept a wink, even after you’ve just heard them snore. Recent research validates their experience and explains why this phenomenon occurs. The findings were published in the journal Sleep. People with insomnia may sometimes feel that they’re awake — even…

These genes could make us prone to insomnia

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Do you have problems sleeping but you don’t know why? A new study may provide some answers. Researchers have discovered specific genes that could make us more susceptible to insomnia. Researchers have identified genes associated with insomnia. What is more, the researchers — led by Murray Stein, of the University…

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia actually does less harm than worrying about insomnia. Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research…

Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death

On November 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

How far-reaching are the health effects of chronic insomnia? New research suggests it may increase risk of kidney disease and early death. A new study links chronic insomnia with kidney decline and failure, as well as with the risk of early death in the case of United States veterans. Managing…

Insomnia: Like mother, like child?

On September 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Children may have trouble sleeping if their mother has insomnia, a new study suggests. A mother’s sleeping habits may strongly influence her children’s likelihood of developing insomnia, suggest researchers. Children, in much the same way as adults, can have trouble sleeping and be affected by insomnia. In fact, some studies…

Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A natural compound commonly extracted from sugarcane (shown here) may do wonders for our sleep. Octacosanol is commonly found in sugarcane, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, and beeswax. New research suggests that the compound may help to relieve insomnia when the cause of sleeplessness is stress. A new study…

Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

On September 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disturbance is a significant risk factor for depression. Breaking research finds that increased activity in a brain region responsible for reward-related functions reduces the risk of depression related to sleep problems. Major depression is responsible for almost 4 percent of the disease burden in the United States. In 2015,…