Is insomnia genetic?

On March 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Studies into the heritability of insomnia go back over half a century. Recent research points the finger at hundreds of genes, yet they can only explain part of the risk. How much do our genes contribute to our risk of developing insomnia? If insomnia affects you, there is a good…

Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

On February 26, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research in the journal Nature Genetics identifies individual types of brain cell and brain areas that are involved in insomnia, offering new treatment targets for this condition. New research helps explain why some people struggle to sleep. Insomnia affects about a third of people living in the United States…

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

On January 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep…

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…