Author: Rachael Herman

Author: Rachael Herman is a professional writer with an extensive background in medical writing, research, and language development. Her hobbies include hiking in the Rockies, fishing, and reading.

  • Brain and Sleep

    Sleep and Alzheimer’s – Are They Related?

    New research published in the online July issue of Neurology, a prestigious medical journal from the American Academy of Neurology, noted that people with sleep disorders who are otherwise healthy […]

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    Marital Spats Plus Sleep Deprivation Could Equal Health Problems

    Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling grouchy and ready for an argument.  New research out of the Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research indicates that this combination of […]

  • Parents, Children and Sleep

    Parents, Children, Sleep, and Mental Health

    Every parent or guardian has experienced a lack of sleep in their child-rearing journey.  Unfortunately, however, your child’s sleep difficulties may be leading to depression and self-doubt.  You may question […]

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    Late Bedtime May Exacerbate OCD Symptoms

    New research out of Binghamton University in New York found that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) who go to bed later have lower perceived control over their obsessive thoughts. […]

  • 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 […]

  • School students and Sleep

    Poor Academic Performance Linked to Irregular Sleeping Patterns

    In prior studies, scientists analyzed different variations of sleep patterns, including data on quality of sleep, sleep and wake times, as well as number of hours slept.  Evidence suggests that […]

  • Brain and Sleep

    The Link Between Brain Disease and Dreams

    New research out of the University of Toronto by Dr. John Peever has attempted to answer one of the greatest questions posed by humanity: How do we dream?  In this […]

  • climate change and sleep loss

    Sleep Loss Due to Climate Change Concerns

    It’s no longer a metaphor when someone says that climate change keeps them awake at night.  A new research paper reported that warm nights and sleep environments can lead to […]

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    Lonely Young Adults Suffer from Poor Sleep Quality

    More than 2000 young British adults were surveyed by scientists from King’s College London.  Findings suggest a link between poor sleep quality and loneliness. The findings were published in the […]