Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy

On June 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist’s office. So, what is the solution? New technologies can…

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

On September 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

For many women, the side effects of menopause don’t call it a day when they do. Between 40 and 60 percent of women in perimenopause and early menopause face issues with sleep because of this physical change. The majority also report hot flashes and night sweats, which can…

New cells found in the retina, paving way for jet lag therapy

On April 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Our bodies have a natural way of adjusting themselves to the day-night cycle. Many of us know that these are our ‘biological clocks’ or ‘circadian rhythms.’ However, when behavioral or lifestyle changes interfere with this clock – such as in the case of jet lag – the result is sleepiness…

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients

On November 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue. A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated sleep apnea may explain…

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…

Is group therapy the way to overcome chronic fatigue?

On November 13, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics analyzes the effectiveness of group therapy in chronic fatigue. Meta-analyses have been inconclusive about the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapies (CBTs) delivered in groups of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) due to a…

Brief cognitive-behavioral therapy helps those with problematic caffeine use

On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Engaging in brief, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for helping people with problematic caffeine use lower their caffeine consumption, according to a new study coauthored by Laura M. Juliano, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at American University. The clinically significant study found that, on average, participants reduced their…

Forget counting sheep – therapy could help chronic pain sufferers get a good night's sleep

Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better. The University of Warwick academics found that cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) were either moderately or strongly effective in tackling insomnia in patients with long-term pain. They…

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea

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

A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Results show that nearly 73 percent of sleep apnea patients (213 of 293 patients) had…