How to Setup your Bedroom for a Restful Night’s Sleep

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Almost 50% of adults report occasional sleep problems and 1 in 10 experiences ongoing, chronic insomnia that can sometimes last for years (1). Insomnia can develop for a variety of reasons. The good news is, with the support of an insomnia therapist, you can learn techniques to get a better night’s sleep. As sleep science has evolved, the emphasis has shifted … Read More

Can You Get Your Insomnia Treated Online?

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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that is characterized by problems falling and staying asleep, as well as getting good quality sleep. As many as 3 in 10 Americans suffer from insomnia. Of these, 28% state that insomnia disrupts their normal routines and affects the quality of their daily lives. — Additionally, stress and anxiety around a lack of sleep can make … Read More

Are Some People Genetically Predisposed To Be Night Owls?

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While some night owls may learn to work with the sleep schedule they’re predisposed to, others might find it difficult to function in the daytime. It’s important to note that some adults are short sleepers who naturally feel refreshed the day before even after sleeping less than 6 hours. But for many adults, the recommended amount of 6 to 9 hours of … Read More

Stress Dreams vs. Nightmares

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What is the difference and what you can do about them Most people tend to assume that any “bad dream” is a nightmare. It’s a little bit more complicated. Stress dreams and nightmares are both the result of an excessive degree of stress. They both manifest based on negative emotions such as grief, fear, loss, stress, and helplessness. What separates … Read More

The Top 3 Habits for Falling and Staying Asleep

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If you feel like you’re not getting enough sleep or not sleeping as deeply as you’d like to, it might be time to reconsider your sleep habits. If you are having trouble falling or staying asleep, your thoughts and behaviors around sleep can certainly contribute to insomnia. Learning about good sleep habits can go a long way toward helping you … Read More

Why Worrying About Sleep Causes Sleep Problems

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These days, it seems articles, commercials, and even social media posts about the importance of sleep are unavoidable.  You’ve undoubtedly seen and heard them for yourself. You’ve also probably heard how important it is to get at least eight hours of sleep, or the negative effects sleep problems can have on your mind and body.  While there’s a kernel of … Read More

Tips to Sleep Better This Year

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The year is still fresh and new. Whether you’ve set resolutions and goals for yourself or not, it’s never too late—especially when it comes to bettering your health. After the holiday season, you might need some help to get things back on track. One of the best ways to take care of your well-being this year (and beyond) is to … Read More

3 “Harmless” Habits That Cause Insomnia

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Insomnia and poor sleep are impacting many people right now. Tossing and turning occasionally is very normal, especially after the last year. But chronic insomnia can take a toll. Insomnia can lead to feelings of anxiety or depression and reduce your overall quality of life.  When we experience trouble sleeping, we are often told to try to go to bed … Read More

Why It’s Important to Stop Worrying About Your Sleep

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Do you find yourself often awake in the middle of the night, staring at the clock at 2:00 a.m., wondering if you will be able to fall asleep again? Or perhaps it takes you hours to fall asleep. Maybe it is at the point that you almost dread going to bed. You are tired of wrestling with your pillow and … Read More

How Can Trauma Impact Your Sleep?

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Sleep disruption is one of the most common symptoms of trauma. This is true whether your trauma was due to physical violence, childhood neglect or abuse, sexual assault, a medical condition, or if your symptoms are due to chronic stress. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and it is estimated that up to one-third of adults experience insomnia. In … Read More