Posts Categorized: Sleep and sleep problems

Relax the mind to sleep

Newsletter issue, December 2012; The focus for this issue is Relax the Mind to Sleep, with articles about: Insomnia and Good sleep tips.

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Good sleep tips

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Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to both your mental-emotional and your physical health & wellbeing. These good sleep tips may help you avoid becoming sleep deprived, or help you get back to good sleep, if you have become sleep deprived.

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Insomnia

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The term “insomnia” doesn’t only refer to when people can’t sleep at all. It also refers to the common kind of sleep problem; struggles to fall asleep at night, or waking up in the middle of the night and struggling to get back to sleep. Or both. With the various effects that this may then have on your ability to function properly during the day.

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Sleep and its associated problems

Newsletter issue, February 2012; Here is the first Newsletter from Integrating Awareness for 2012, with a few bits and pieces that I hope will be of interest to you. The theme for this issue is sleep and its associated problems.

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Sleep medication may cause premature death

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Research published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has shown that taking sleep medications commonly used for treating insomnia and anxiety increases the risk of dying by 36%! The research involved more than 14,000 people over a 12 year period from 1994 to 2007.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sleep problems

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Sleep disturbances are common for people who have experienced a traumatic event, and are often an indication that severe symptoms of PTSD may develop. Reversely, it also seems like pre-existing sleep problems may diminish people’s resiliency to PTSD.

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Sleep problems and fibromyalgia

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Research involving more than 12,000 women in Norway indicates that, over a 10 year period, women with sleep problems are at significantly higher risk of developing fibromyalgia than women without sleep problems.

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