Top News: #Sleep

Here are the top read news for #Sleep:

sleep_lab_25-04-14__88_of_142Sleep is key to curing chronic pain:

‘I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well’ – research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and poor management of pain. Researchers from the Sleep and Pain Lab in the Department of Psychology have demonstrated that conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis are directly linked with negative thoughts about insomnia and pain, and this can be effectively managed by cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): Read more


woman-not-sleeping-with-pillow-on-her-headHeart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?:

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association asks the question: could sleep disorders be linked to factors that increase the risk of heart disease? The statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, gives an overview of what is currently understood regarding sleep problems and cardiovascular-related risk factors. It also asks if improving sleep would decrease these risk factors and, therefore, the risk of heart disease: Read more


study-lehighYou Asked: Is it bad for your health to pull an all-nighter?:

A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep deprivation do much more harm than good. A Texas A&M College of Medicine sleep expert explains exactly how much that all-nighter is hurting you—and your performance: Read more



960x0Reasons For Skepticism About The Latest Online Insomnia Cure:

You may have seen headlines recently about “a new therapy for insomnia” called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). While not really new, it received an endorsement earlier this year from the American College of Physicians that boosted its street cred. The problem is there are only a few thousand trained CBT-I therapists in circulation, so online programs have filled the gap (cue the headlines): Read more


Woman with a flu taking pillCan Melatonin Really Help You Sleep Better?:

For melatonin to be helpful, it’s important to tailor your dose, method and time of day to your specific sleep problem. “Taking it at the ‘wrong’ time of day may actually make your sleep disorder worse,”  warns Dr. Drerup. It’s best to start with very low doses of melatonin. “Keep the dose close to the amount that your body normally produces (< 0.3 mg per day),” advises Dr. Drerup. “You should only use the lowest amount possible to achieve the desired effect.” She recommends working with your doctor to find the safest and most effective dose for you. The right dose should produce restful sleep, with no daytime irritability or fatigue: Read more