Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are by far the most prevalent sleep disorders, but they’re far from the only ones. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes 78 sleep disorders, which include restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, and disorders that cause too much sleep (hypersomnia). Sleep
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As medical experts learn more about inflammation and how it affects our overall health, its link to a broad array of diseases and medical conditions has also been discovered. Its effect on almost all parts of the body—heart, lungs, bones, joints, skin, brain, and more—means that doctors often recommend a
Approximately 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives, according to PTSD United, and, as a result, up to 20 percent of those people go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
PTSD is a mental health condition that
Two widely used stress-reduction techniques that use meditation to help you relax use different mechanisms in the brain to achieve their results, according to a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers and published in the journal Pychosomatic Medicine.
By better understanding how mindfulness meditation and relaxation response each affect
RESIST DEMENTIA BY ADDRESSING IMPAIRED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE
Individuals with impaired glucose tolerance—a pre-diabetic state of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) that is associated with insulin resistance—are much more likely to develop cognitive difficulties than a comparable group of individuals with normal blood sugar levels. In a review of 31 studies focused on
About 20 percent of people exposed to a threatening experience such as automobile accident, a violent crime, or physical or sexual abuse, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The mental health condition, which is characterized by high levels of anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts about the event, and emotional numbing, can
Q: I recently found out a friend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder? She said she has periods of hypomania, along with depressive episodes. What’s the difference between mania and hypomania?
A: Someone with bipolar disorder has abnormal shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. They are often described as episodes of
Lower back pain is among the most common complaints prompting visits to doctors’ offices. There are a myriad of possible causes, from serious bone problems to the far more common muscular sprains or tendon inflammation. How are you to know if the pain is the result of a minor ailment
Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and