Exploring Why You Are Still Tired, Even After a Good Night’s Sleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

Have you ever woken up after what should have been a restful night’s sleep, only to find yourself still feeling exhausted? It’s a frustrating experience that many face, and the reasons behind it can be complex. Despite our best efforts to prioritize sleep, the reality is that fatigue can persist even when we give ourselves adequate time in bed. While … Read More

How Trauma in One Generation Can Impact Sleep in the Next

Annie MillerEMDR, Insomnia

Trauma is a powerful force that can leave a lasting imprint on individuals, affecting not only their mental and emotional well-being but also their physical health, including sleep patterns. What’s often overlooked is the potential for these traumatic effects to transcend generations, impacting the sleep of children and grandchildren. Let’s explore how trauma can alter the brain and nervous system, … Read More

Is a Sleep Divorce Right for You? Understanding the Benefits

Annie MillerInsomnia

Do you find yourself tossing and turning, unable to get a good night’s sleep because your partner’s snoring, tossing, or different sleep schedule keeps you awake? If so, you’re not alone. Many couples struggle with incompatible sleep patterns, leading to a lack of sleep for one or both partners and a whole lot of frustration. If you have a hard … Read More

Your Guide to Better Sleep Over the Holidays

Annie MillerInsomnia

The holiday season is a time of joy, but it can also bring its fair share of sleep challenges. Late-night festivities, irregular schedules, and family activities often take a toll on our sleep and self-care practices. But don’t worry, strategies from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) can help you keep your sleep on track, even during the holidays. The Impact … Read More

The Power of Perception: Why Your Feelings About Sleep Shape Your Well-Being

Annie MillerInsomnia

A recent study from the University of Warwick uncovered a new aspect in the complex world of sleep challenges. It emphasizes how your thoughts and feelings about sleep can significantly affect your overall well-being. Unlike the common belief that sleep trackers give accurate insights into sleep quality, this research suggests that how you personally perceive your sleep is more crucial … Read More

Navigating Night Owl Life

Annie MillerInsomnia

Are you the kind of person who feels alive and more alert once the sun sets? Do you find yourself more productive and focused during the stillness of the night? If so, you might be a night owl—a person whose feels more awake at night and tends to stay up later in the evening. This trait comes with its own … Read More

Seasonal Changes That Affect Sleep Patterns

Annie MillerInsomnia

Have you ever wondered why the arrival of autumn affects how you sleep? The answer lies in the interconnectivity between our bodies, the changing environment, and the science of sleep regulation. As summer fades into fall, you might notice the temperature and air changing, along with your daily routines. The lazy days of summer often allow us to have a … Read More

Understanding Sleep Inertia

Annie MillerInsomnia

Have you ever felt that dizzy, disoriented feeling when you wake up? You can almost feel your body wishing for a few more minutes of sleep. That’s exactly what sleep inertia is—a momentary feeling of grogginess, fogginess, and a strong urge to crawl back under the covers. Let’s dive into the depths of sleep inertia, exploring its causes, duration, and … Read More

Hereditary Sleep Patterns: Genetics & Sleep Habits

Annie MillerInsomnia

Sleep is essential to our general health and well-being. Research indicates that sleep habits and patterns may be inherited, suggesting that your genetic makeup may impact your sleep patterns. By better understanding the genetic factors associated with advanced, delayed, and short sleep periods, we can establish methods for enhancing them. Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder  Advanced Sleep Phase (ASPD) is a … Read More

Managing After A Poor Night’s Sleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

We’ve all been there—tossing and turning, counting down the hours until the alarm goes off after a night of restless sleep. It’s no secret that quality sleep is essential for our overall well-being, but occasionally life throws us a curveball, leaving us with a less-than-ideal night’s rest. You might wonder, “What can I do to bounce back after such a … Read More