Search Results for: about insomnia

  • Insomnia Causes

    Understanding the causes of insomnia is the first step to treating this sleep disorder. There are many potential causes of secondary insomnia. After identifying the cause, treatment can be focused […]

  • CBD: For Sleep and Insomnia

    CBD stands for cannabidiol and is part of the cannabinoid family which is a chemical that binds to receptors in the the central nervous system and is commonly used for […]

  • Ask The Sleep Doctor

    Ask The Sleep Doctor – Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Sleeping Pills, and RLS

    Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My 24-year-old son was diagnosed with narcolepsy several years ago. Although his major complaint is sleepiness, he has a hard time staying asleep. Isn’t this unusual in […]

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT

    Some Military Personnel May Benefit from Online CBT for Insomnia

    The American College of Physicians, as well as a few other organizations, recommend cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with regular visits to a clinician as treatment for chronic insomnia.  Interestingly, it […]

  • DNA sleep and genes

    Scientists Find the Insomnia Gene

    For the first time in history, seven risk genes have been linked to insomnia by an international team of scientists.  This ground-breaking research pushes science forward in unraveling the mechanisms […]

  • Why am I tired?

    A Placebo May be Effective in Treating Insomnia

    The journal, Brain, published new research suggesting that insomnia treatment may not need to include neurofeedback, or training of the brain functions.  Instead, researchers found that patients experienced the same […]

  • insomnia

    Insomnia: The Mind, Body, and Emotion Connection

    As much as 40% of all adults in the world experience insomnia in the course of the year. In the US alone, sleep sufferers are over 70 million, 60% of […]

  • Insomnia medication can be over-prescribed

    Some Insomnia Drugs May Be Prescribed Out of Habit

    Multiple factors are responsible for driving the complex clinical decision-making process.  Things like peer pressure, psychological and social dynamics, as well as exposure to pharmaceutical advertising play a role in […]

  • massage and sleep

    Benefits of Low-Cost Treatments like Massage and Guided Imagery for Insomnia

    Many patients in a progressive care unit suffer from difficulty sleeping, as well as pain and anxiety.  In a recent study, researchers found that clinical massage and guided imagery might […]

  • sleep research

    Genetic Link between Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Schizophrenia, and Obesity

    For the first time, scientists have found a genetic connection between sleep disturbance and medical disorders like schizophrenia, restless legs syndrome, and obesity. The team of researchers include: Jacqueline Lane, […]