Insomnia update: Causes and natural remedies, asthma, stroke, heart attack

In case you missed it, here is Bel Marra Health’s insomnia update, featuring information on what causes insomnia, natural cures for insomnia, as well as some medical conditions that may make it worse such as asthma, stroke, heart attacks and sleep apnea. Insomnia causes, symptoms, and natural remedies to sleep well without sleeping pills What here to read more

Insomnia may cause dysfunction in specific brain regions: Study

Insomnia may cause dysfunction in specific brain regions, according to research findings. In the largest study of its kind, researchers identified differences in brain activity between states of sleep and wakefulness in 44 insomnia patients and 40 participants who had proper sleep. Research lead and study author Daniel Buysse explained, “While patients with insomnia often here to read more

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia: Study

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia, according to research findings. Scientists found that insomnia was more common among people with asthma and is associated with poorer asthma control, as well as depression and anxiety. Asthma patients often report sleeping troubles, but the prevalence of insomnia and its link to asthma have long been unknown. here to read more

Stroke risk and recovery linked to sleep disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea: Study

Stroke risk and recovery are linked to sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea. Based on study findings, researchers recommend that patients who have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke should be screened for sleep disorders. Study author Dirk M. Hermann said, “Although sleep disorders are common after a stroke, very few stroke patients are tested here to read more

Rheumatoid arthritis and insomnia linked to depressive symptoms, fatigue, and disability

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and insomnia linked to depressive symptoms, fatigue, and disability. The findings of the study suggest that addressing sleep issues in rheumatoid arthritis patients may improve depressive symptoms, fatigue, and disability. The study was a cross-sectional examination of the relationship between sleep quality and rheumatoid arthritis, involving 162 rheumatoid arthritis patients. The participants here to read more

Obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia increases risk of workplace injury

Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia increase the risk of workplace injury. A Canadian study looked at workplace injury and obstructive sleep apnea, and found that the risk of injury increased with severity of obstructive sleep apnea. The researchers looked at over 1,200 sleep clinic patients and found that individuals with sleep apnea had double the here to read more

Insomnia, depression and fatigue linked to frequent nightmares

A recent study found that insomnia, depression and fatigue are linked to frequent nightmares. Lead author Nils Sandman said, “Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and nightmares.” Although the study did not prove that depression causes nightmares it did reveal a close association between the two. The study consisted of 14,000 adults aged here to read more

Sleep deprivation linked to stress and depression

Sleep deprivation has been linked to higher levels of stress and depression. Today, life stress and the general hubbub of modern society can keep us up at night. And for caffeine-fueled North Americans – with smartphones and tablets at their bedsides – sleeping may seem like a waste of time, to the extent that sleep here to read more

Insomnia, parasomnia and OSA increase risk of cancer

Insomnia, parasomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been found to increase the risk of cancer. It has long been known that insomnia, parasomnia and sleep apnea are associated with many other ailments, but little research has associated these sleep conditions with the risk of cancer. Researchers aimed to explore the relationship between sleep problems here to read more