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Study Reveals Military Spouse Sleep Disorders Are Common

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2018 3:52:00 PM


According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, active duty military personnel have a high prevalence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and short sleep duration. Results also show that these sleep disorders lead to medical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and more.  With sleep research growing for active duty military personnel, many are getting the help they need through professional sleep clinics.

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Topics: apnea, Sleep, insomnia, Family, Spouse, Military, sleep disorders

How to Relieve Insomnia Without Medications: Part 2

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 7, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Insomnia is more than just occasional trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. In fact, most people experience sleep disturbance at some point in their lives. If you have chronic trouble (meaning more nights than not) falling or staying asleep, don’t feel refreshed in the morning, and especially if lack of sleep begins to impact your personal or professional life, it might be time to seek medical help.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene, cognitive sleep issues

How to Relieve Insomnia Without Medication: Part 1

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 6, 2018 1:41:00 PM

Feeling sleepy? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, on any given day, as many as one in five adults suffers from an insufficient amount of sleep! Insomnia affects adolescents, adults and the elderly. And as we age, sleep can become even more elusive, so developing good sleep habits when you’re younger can pay off later in life.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, insomnia

Surviving Daylight Savings

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 6, 2018 2:57:56 AM

 

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Topics: daylight savings, insomnia

Stress, Insomnia and How They are Related

Posted by Sally Norton, Assistant Editor for www.MiamiMovingGuide.com on Nov 2, 2018 12:50:00 PM

Insomnia is one of the worst stress-induced conditions you can experience. Not being able to sleep after a hard-days-work can cause a plethora of issues. Is your job, family, or relationship related stuff causing you such stress that it affects your sleep?  Although insomnia is not caused only by stress, it is most often the main cause.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene, sleep habits

Sleepless and Single in Alaska: The Loneliness Factor

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The traditional factors leading to insomnia can disturb any sleep pattern. Anxiety, depression, grief, tragedy. Peer pressure, worry, alcohol, caffeine. A number of issues interrupt a normal day. One that can go unnoticed is for individuals who are lonely. All of the traditional factors can enhance the reasons for insomnia grounded in a lonely life.

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Topics: lonliness, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety

7 Natural Sleep Supplements to Battle Insomnia

Posted by Will Hartfield from Hair Loss Revolution on Oct 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Sleep – it’s something that all humans need but one thing that many people don’t seem to get enough of. This can be for a variety of reasons – including poor sleep hygiene, party-hard lifestyles, or even mental and physical conditions – but the bottom line is the same: a lack of sleep is no good and should be remedied as soon as possible.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene, remedies

Sleep Medications are NOT Meant for Long-term Use

Posted by Mayo Clinic Staff on Sep 25, 2018 4:00:00 PM

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best way to eliminate insomnia? For almost a year, I've had trouble getting much sleep. I've tried over-the-counter medications, but they aren't very effective.

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Topics: medication, insomnia, sleep apnea

The Effects of Shift Work on Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 18, 2018 12:24:00 AM

Shift work is defined as schedules outside the typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. day. Roughly 15 percent of full-time U.S. employees work on shifts outside this traditional schedule. For many, shift work is part of the job as service occupations like healthcare professionals and protective services  are needed 365 days a year 24 hours a day. 

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Topics: work, circadian rhythm, losing sleep, get better sleep, life with sleep apnea, insomnia

7 Reasons to Treat Insomnia ASAP: Consquences of Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 8, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you find yourself having difficulty going to sleep at night, waking in the middle of the night without being able to get back to sleep, or waking earlier than you had planned but still feeling tired throughout the day, chances are you might have insomnia.

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder with over half of the U.S. population having reported symptoms of acute insomnia at some point in their lives, and approximately 10-15% reporting symptoms of chronic insomnia.

While acute insomnia often goes away on its own, or can be cured by practicing better sleep hygiene, chronic insomnia can lead to a lot of serious problems down the road.

Here we focus on some of the long-term consequences of insomnia, and why you should take steps now to alleviate your sleep troubles.

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Topics: insomnia

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