How the smartphone may help insomnia

On May 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how the smartphone may have a potential in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive models of insomnia propose that attentional vigilance for threat during the pre-sleep period may play a causal role in insomnia by elevating physiological and psychological arousal…

ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy over drugs for treating chronic insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) should be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). The new evidence-based clinical practice guideline is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CBT-I consists of a combination of treatments that include cognitive…

Why white matter matters in insomnia

On April 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia has the power to significantly impact an individual’s life; it can pounce on anyone at any time, often without obvious cause. New research published in Radiology delves into the neural basis of this mysterious condition and finds tantalizing clues nestled in the white matter of the brain. Changes in…

Study finds no link between insomnia and cholesterol levels

On March 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Except for insomniacs who take sleeping pills. One of the questions that keep individuals suffering with insomnia awake at night is whether there is a link between insomnia and heart disease. A new study published 29 February, 2016, based on a large representative sample of the…

Study of firefighters finds potential pathway between insomnia and depression

On February 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disturbances may impair the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively. A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively. Results show that a high percentage…

More than one-third of perimenopausal women develop insomnia

On October 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New study shows symptoms escalating over time Millions of women may likely be sleep-deprived. It’s already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia. Now a new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) earlier this month suggests that perimenopausal…

Research published on the link between insomnia and the control of emotion

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent. Those are the conclusions of research published in a British Psychological Society journal by a team led…

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. Results show that the genetic influences on insomnia symptoms in adults were substantial and largely stable over time while differing significantly by…