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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …