The Top 3 Habits for Falling and Staying Asleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

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

Annie MillerInsomnia

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

Annie MillerInsomnia

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

Annie MillerInsomnia

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

5 Tips to Help You Calm Your Mind and Get Better Sleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

Do you have trouble turning your brain off at night and winding down? Do you review the day and think about all the things you wish you had said and done differently when it is bedtime? Or maybe you go back deep into your memory and think about a past event that causes you distress. A busy brain can make … Read More

How to Cope with Nightmares

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If you’ve experienced a nightmare before, you know how terrifying they can be. Waking up with your heart pounding, unable to get the images out of your mind.  As the pandemic drags on, sleep and dreams have become popular topics and many people are experiencing changes in their typical dreaming habits. Knowing what a nightmare is and how to cope … Read More

Insomnia and Depression: Common Misconceptions and Evidence-Based Treatment

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Having trouble sleeping? And feeling depressed? You are not alone. Insomnia and depression are closely connected and also, often misunderstood. It is estimated that 10-15% of the population struggles with chronic insomnia (lasting more than 3 months) and 7-13% have had at least one major depressive episode. These estimates are based on pre-pandemic numbers and likely there are significant increases … Read More

4 Reasons You Can’t Sleep Right Now and What You Can Do About It

Annie MillerInsomnia

Sleep during the pandemic is a topic that seems to be coming up a lot. While some people are sleeping better since COVID-19 started, many more are struggling with insomnia symptoms. Here are some of the reasons why you might be having a hard time sleeping right now. And with a few small changes, you can improve your sleep. Your … Read More