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By On August 5th, 2014

New Study Links Adolescent Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety

The association between psychiatric illness and sleep disorders is well-documented and this week a study put more evidence to the idea that depression and generalized sleep disorder can predict insomnia. “People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to,” Pasquale K. Alvaro, a PhD student…

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By On April 21st, 2014

Exploring Insomnia’s Link to Suicide and Depression

Researchers have been falling over themselves to confirm the damage that sleep deprivation has on our brains and mental states ever since studies began to discover lack of sleep is magnitudes worse on our mental health than we ever thought. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can kill brain cells, create brain damage similar to…

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By On March 17th, 2014

Gene Mutation Found In Flies May Be Responsible For Insomnia

It seems like every month or two a new study comes out showing how bad sleeping patterns can be detrimental to your mental health. It is clear that insomnia can affect diet, cognitive abilities, and even motor function, but science is still attempting to understand what causes the inability to sleep. But, they believe they…

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By On August 20th, 2013

Exercise Helps With Insomnia … Eventually

The common wisdom has long been that exercising during the day makes you sleep better at night. But, unfortunately for insomniacs, this isn’t exactly true. A new study says that exercise doesn’t immediately translate into better sleep. You have to stick with it for months before you will see a result. The study, published in…

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By On June 24th, 2013

New Insomnia Drug Gets Closer To FDA Approval

An experimental insomnia drug has advanced closer to U.S. approval this week after facing scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA convened a panel of medical experts to review the drug suvorexant, which could be the first of a new form of insomnia medication that blocks brain chemicals called orexins which keep…

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By On December 3rd, 2012

New Treatment Method For Insomnia

Breakthroughs in the understanding of how the brain develops insomnia has created a new method of treatment. This new method targets different receptors than current sleep aides and the first drug of its kind has passed its first clinical tests. Read the article at MedPage Today to learn about the details. Remember, however, that use…

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By On October 23rd, 2012

The Problem With Sleeping Pills

The importance of a good night’s sleep is major and far reaching. However, Dr. Mattthew J. Edlund warns that taking sleeping pills to get that needed rest could be hazardous to your health. Read his take at Psychology Today. The biggest issue is individuals taking sleeping pills, or any prescription medication, without first consulting their…

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