Do you find yourself having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or not feeling rested when you wake up? Let us dig into some of the reasons why you may not be getting your best night’s sleep. You might be surprised to learn that your sleep is intimately connected to your mental health — especially to … Continue reading The complicated relationship between insomnia, depression and anxiety
All of us experience stress in our lives. Some amount of stress is normal, but it can be hard to know when the amount of stress you’re experiencing — or how you’re handling that stress — is unhealthy. Did you know there is such a thing as perceived stress? We worry about things that really … Continue reading Is stress keeping you up at night?
You may call yourself a night owl, but the reality of sleep deprivation is that staying up too late is bad for your health. “There is no doubt that adequate duration and quality sleep is important to our health,” said Peter Yau, MD, a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – … Continue reading What staying up late is doing to you
After a long day, we may find ourselves watching a TV program or scrolling through our smart phones. However, with so many Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, a better night sleep might require a new bedtime routine. If you need more convincing to turn off the computer and stop checking emails before bed, consider the … Continue reading Developing healthy sleeping habits may start with shutting off your screen
The common symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling or staying asleep, unpredictable sleep (good days and bad days), fatigue during the day, forgetfulness, concentration problems, irritability, depression/anxiousness, less motivation/energy, an increase in errors/accidents, and an ongoing worry about getting enough sleep. 2 Insomnia can affect your personal relationships, your job and daily functioning. 2 Insomnia … Continue reading Can’t Sleep? Try These Techniques and Remedies for Treating Insomnia
Are you getting the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye every night? Most likely not, says David L. Luterman, M.D., medical director of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Sleep Center. He offers seven tips to help you improve your sleep one day (and night) at a time. Day 1: Allow Enough Time … Continue reading 7 Days to Better Sleep
One sheep, two, three…if you find yourself counting sheep to fall asleep, we have good news, there are other ways to help you get a better night’s rest. The condition known as insomnia results in difficulty falling asleep, remaining asleep, poor quality of sleep, or other scenarios related to sleep. Although there are sleep tests … Continue reading Counting sheep to get to sleep? Common myths about insomnia
You wake up early. Then you’re off to a long day of work. Fit in a few errands around town, and finally…time to relax. The few precious moments we have to relax should be some of our most treasured hours of the day. Unfortunately, for people suffering with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), periods of inactivity … Continue reading Remove the restless from your rest