Tag Archives: Insomnia

Online CBT for insomnia

In this study Oystein Vedaa, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, led a team of researchers looking into the effectiveness of computerised cognitive-behaviour therapy at treating chronic insomnia.¬†66 people took part in the study which found … Continue reading

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Exercise and sleep – why moderation is the best approach

What’s the best amount of exercise to take if you want to get a good night’s sleep? Previous research has shown that both very high and very low levels of physical activity are linked to poorer sleep quality. In this … Continue reading

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Sleep and loneliness

Anyone who’s slept badly for any length of time knows that you don’t always want to be the life and soul of the party. Researchers have now found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, … Continue reading

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Stress and sleep

Stress and sleep can become intertwined with stress affecting how much people sleep and lack of sleep causing them to become stressed. Symptoms of stress include: Your mind continuing to race after your head hits the pillow Muscle tension and … Continue reading

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Night-time itching and how to beat it

Many people are kept awake at night by itchy skin (pruritus). People’s body clocks can cause changes which make itching worse such as increased blood-flow to the skin and increased skin temperature and there are fewer distractions to take people’s … Continue reading

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Dark, drink and sleeplessness – the unholy trinity

Lots of people get depressed, lack energy and crave stodge during the winter something – when it’s severe enough – psychiatrists call Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People with SAD also tend to suffer from sleep problems and drink more, which, … Continue reading

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Middle-aged women suffer sleepless nights in America

Around one in five¬†middle-aged women in the US are suffering from insomnia, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sleep problems were more likely in women transitioning into the menopause of whom more than half … Continue reading

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