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Insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can reduce health care utilization and costs

Posted February 16, 2014

A new study is the first to show decreases in health care utilization and costs following brief treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI). Results show that sleep improved in 86 percent of insomnia patients who completed at least three sessions of CBTI. In the six months following treatment, health care utilization decreased and health care-related costs were reduced by more than $200 on average among treatment completers.

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Curing insomnia cures depression

Posted November 22, 2013

If you are suffering from depression and insomnia at the same time, curing your insomnia may make your depression disappear completely, according to a new study from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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Acupuncture in the Treatment of Primary Insomnia

Posted November 21, 2013

In a six-week, double-dummy, single-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 180 patients with primary insomnia who were divided into three groups – a) verum acupuncture plus placebo; b) estazolam (an oral benzodiazepene) plus sham acupuncture; c) sham acupuncture plus placebo – verum acupuncture was found to be more effective in increasing sleep quality and daytime functioning, as compared to sham acupuncture and as compared to estazolam.

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Defeat insomnia and sleep easy with these top foods

Posted October 14, 2013

Poor sleep isn’t only a nuisance, it’s also dangerous for health. Currently, over 50 million Americans suffer from the condition, with women three times more susceptible than men. When we are sleep deprived, the risk of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease increase, immunity falters and our waistlines expand. As anyone who has suffered from insomnia knows, lack of decent shut-eye creates mayhem in personal and professional lives, while also jeopardizing ultimate well-being.

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Yoga in menopause may help insomnia, but not hot flashes

Posted September 29, 2013

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia—but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial.

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Cherries a superfood? Research confirms this well-known fruit tackles cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and gout

Posted July 11, 2013

For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin. Possessing potent anti-inflammatory properties, these delicious gems are an excellent way to ward off disease. Rich in vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, cherries are a powerhouse of nutrition and should be enjoyed often.

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Beating insomnia: Eight surprisingly simple tips

Posted July 10, 2013

Insomnia is one of the leading causes of unnecessary stress. Because it limits a person’s ability to get good-quality rest, it can lead to some really detrimental effects on a person’s well-being. Some of the leading causes of this condition are depression and – somewhat surprisingly – stress. What are you going to do if you are suffering from insomnia? Here are some of the things you can do to counter insomnia.

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Natural Way to Fight Insomnia

Posted June 25, 2013

Some of the same lifestyle changes that doctors recommend for heart health, including eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, can also help insomnia patients get a good night’s sleep.

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Six ways to use natural remedies to beat insomnia for good

Posted May 29, 2013

First, let’s discuss what good sleep is and its effect on the immune system. In 2005, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a nationwide poll and determined that the amount of nocturnal bed time average in America was just under what’s considered normal, eight hours.

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More Ways to Eliminate Insomnia

Posted April 23, 2013

There are number of lifestyle changes that can help end your sleepless nights including taking relaxing herbs and minerals. But there’s more you can do. You can get a good night’s sleep by using the appropriate homeopathic remedy.

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