Hereditary Sleep Patterns: Genetics & Sleep Habits

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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

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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

The Connection Between Headaches and Insomnia

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Have you ever observed that occasionally, when you first wake up, you have a nagging headache that just won’t go away? Or maybe you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation where a headache creeps up on you as the day progresses. There’s actually a fascinating connection between headaches and insomnia, and this study in the Journal of Headache and Pain shows how … Read More

Sleep Restriction Therapy For Insomnia

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Are you having trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake up frequently throughout the night, feeling groggy and unproductive during the day? If so, you’re not alone because one in 10 adults suffer from chronic insomnia. Believe it or not, restricting the amount of time you spend in bed is one technique that can help combat your insomnia. Sleep … Read More

How Wearable Devices Can Create More Anxiety About Sleep

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Wearable devices have become a popular tool for tracking our health and fitness, and sleep tracking is no exception. With the rise of smartwatches and fitness trackers, many people rely on their wearable devices to monitor their sleep. These devices claim to accurately track sleep quality, quantity, and overall patterns. While this may seem like a positive development, it can … Read More

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