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Is It Insomnia? (Diagnosis and the Sleep Specialist)

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If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you may have insomnia. But how can you know for certain that a sleep disorder—or this particular sleep disorder—is to blame for your lack of sleep?

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What Is Insomnia? (Signs and Symptoms)

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Most of us are familiar with classic insomnia: a temporary period of time during which, for whatever reason, we just can’t fall asleep or stay asleep. In fact, insomnia is very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 million Americans are dealing with it to some degree, with a staggering one out of three adults getting less than the necessary minimum amount of nightly sleep.

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Tips For How To Deal With 3 AM Insomnia

Kristen Havens

You may not think you have insomnia; after all, you have no trouble feeling exhausted and drifting off to sleep when your head hits the pillow. But night after night, you find yourself awake and staring your alarm clock at about the same time: 3:00 A.M. Why does this keep happening, and is there anything you can do to stop it?

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Is vaping a better option than smoking at bedtime?

Kristen Havens

Many e-cigarette users enjoy the nighttime ritual of one last puff before bed. Before enjoying those flavored e-cigs, you may want to read up on vaping and what exactly it is you're inhaling. The sleep-stealing components of e-cigarette vapor may surprise you. 

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How can sleep benefit from massage therapy?

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

Insomnia, as we've discussed at this blog previously, leads to problems with intense fatigue and cognitive "fog," as well as adverse influences over mood, if it becomes chronic and remains untreated.

However, according to research gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association and endorsed by the National Institutes of Health, massage therapy can be a terrific solution for addressing insomnia.

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Why is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) recommended for insomnia?

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

What is the treatment you first think of for managing insomnia?

Most people automatically think of hypnotic sleep aids like Ambien as the go-to treatment for sleeplessness.

However, a non-drug therapy for insomnia called CBT-i is poised to be the most effective and common way to treat insomnia.

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Did you know? Stubborn insomnia may actually be sleep apnea

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

Recent research suggests that those with stubborn insomnia—who have not responded to a variety of drugs and therapiesmay not have insomnia at all.

Another stealthy sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), may actually be to blame.

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Ignore insomnia at your peril: Side effects & consequences

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

Not getting enough sleep can make anybody miserable, even if it's only one night, now and again.

For some, though, insomnia is a frequent and ongoing reality. The challenge for them is in finding solutions that work.

After all, treating insomnia doesn't only improve sleep health, it prevents a host of other mental and physical problems that can be very difficult to treat, worsen quality of life, and even cut your life short.

Simply put, the consequences of not sleeping are serious enough that you should not ignore them. 

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What kinds of medical problems cause insomnia?

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

You may struggle with sleeping problems even though you practice good sleep hygiene. 

Did you know that many chronic illnesses or medical conditions can also cause insomnia?

What is insomnia? It's defined as difficulty falling asleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and awakening too early. (You can read more about insomnia here.)

It's usually not considered a primary sleep disorder, but a symptom: the result of an external factor, such as medical diseases, disorders, and conditions.

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Blue light therapy for sleep disorders: Insomnia, DSPS, and ASPS

Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

New technology and research on circadian rhythm dysfunction has opened up opportunities to apply therapy using blue spectrum light to help reset the body clock.

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