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3. Common Sleep Disorders

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

MGH Study: Two Meditation-Based Stress Treatments Effective in Different Ways

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

PTSD: Hidden Consequence of Health Problems Such as Stroke

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

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

As a doctor, I hear this question a lot. When a patient asks me, “Why am I tired all the time?” I think of inflammation. It may surprise you, as it does many of my patients, that you could have a problem with inflammation and not even…

Editor’s Note: Dealing With Lower Back Pain

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

3. Common Sleep Disorders

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

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