Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But
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Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep
Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which
The winter months bring shorter daylight hours and more time spent indoors, both of which restrict your exposure to light. This loss can trigger a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of seasonal depression caused by deficient light exposure. “Older adults need to be mindful about SAD as
As autumn transitions into winter, the waning daylight can trigger the condition known as seasonal affective disorder. SAD is different than simply feeling listless, or unmotivated to leave your home because it’s cold and grey. It’s a type of depression distinguished by seasonality. People who experience SAD disorder may feel
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“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:
Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights
It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a
As the season transitions from autumn to winter, the waning daylight can trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It’s different than just feeling sluggish about going out because it’s cold and grey. SAD is a type of depression distinguished by its seasonality. Symptoms include sluggishness, sadness, and losing interest in previously
Q: Is it true that a bad head injury can cause Alzheimer’s disease?
A: While there is as yet no definitive proof that a single head injury can actually cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a number of studies have suggested it may increase risk for dementia. A recent study, published online Feb.
Consuming caffeine in the amount found in a double espresso three hours before bedtime can induce a 40-minute delay in the our 24-hour internal clock, thus interfering with the body’s natural sleep cycle, according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The magnitude of the delay is nearly half of the response