Understanding Episodic Insomnia

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 9, 2024 4:27:00 PM

Sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being, yet many individuals experience episodes of insomnia—a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at least three times per week for at least three months. Episodic insomnia, also known as acute insomnia, refers to periods of disrupted sleep that occur intermittently and may be triggered by specific events or circumstances. In this blog post, we'll explore what episodic insomnia is, potential causes and symptoms, and effective strategies for managing and preventing episodes of sleep disruption.

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Topics: Insomnia

Understanding Recurrent Insomnia: Causes, Effects, and Management

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 2, 2024 4:19:00 PM

Sleep is a vital component of our overall well-being, impacting everything from our mood and cognitive function to our physical health. However, for individuals experiencing recurrent insomnia, the ability to obtain restful and restorative sleep becomes a persistent challenge. In this blog post, we'll delve into the complexities of recurrent insomnia—what it is, what causes it, its effects on health and daily life, and effective strategies for managing and overcoming this sleep disorder.

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Topics: Insomnia

Sleepless Nights: Understanding and Overcoming Insomnia in Young Adults

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 10, 2024 12:06:00 PM

In today's fast-paced and digitally connected world, young adults are often faced with a myriad of challenges that can disrupt their sleep patterns and lead to the development of insomnia. Insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, affects a significant portion of the population, and its impact on the physical and mental well-being of young adults cannot be underestimated. In this blog, we will delve into the causes, consequences, and strategies to overcome insomnia among young adults.

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Topics: Insomnia

Understanding Prolonged Sleep Latency and Strategies for Better Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 21, 2024 11:38:00 AM

For many, the transition from wakefulness to sleep is seamless and natural. However, some individuals find themselves tossing and turning, with the elusive embrace of sleep evading them for an extended period. This phenomenon is known as prolonged sleep latency, a condition that can leave one yearning for restful slumber. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intricacies of prolonged sleep latency, explore its potential causes, and unveil strategies to address this challenge and welcome the gift of a peaceful night's sleep.

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Quitting Smoking: Unlocking the Door to Restful Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 19, 2024 9:28:00 AM

Sleep is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, playing a crucial role in maintaining our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many people struggle with sleep disturbances, and smoking has been identified as a significant contributor to these problems. However, there is good news. By making the brave decision to quit smoking, you can unlock the door to restful sleep and embark on a journey towards improved health and vitality.

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Topics: Insomnia, smoking

Six Tips for When You Can't Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 24, 2023 6:52:00 PM

Trouble sleeping is a problem that affects everyone at one point or another. Sometimes the issues is just for a night or two because you're feeling anxious, or you're not sleeping in your bed, etc. Some times the issue is over a long period of time, or chronic. That can negatively affect your life in a major way.

If you can't sleep, there are a few tricks that you can try to help you get your z's. Continue reading to learn more about why you can't sleep and what you can do to improve your sleep.  

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Topics: Insomnia

Treating Both Insomnia and Depression

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 3, 2023 11:44:00 AM

Both insomnia and depression are interrelated conditions that can worsen the other. The good news about this is that treating one, often improves the other, and treating both can drastically improve the quality of your life. 

The link between them is bidirectional. Worsening depression, often leads to insomnia. And an inability to sleep, often leads to worsening depressive feelings, as sleep is required for mental wellbeing. Continue reading to learn more about how treating both conditions works to improve the other.  

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How to Function on Zero Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 20, 2023 4:55:00 PM

Sleepless nights are no bueno, but some times they are just unavoidable. However, just because you got a bad night of sleep doesn't mean that the day gets to stop. You still have to keep going the next day, which can seem nearly impossible.

In fact, functioning on no sleep is similar to driving with a blood alcohol of 0.05%. This can put you at risk for accidents, impair your memory, and increase the likelihood of creating false memories.

If you have a poor night of sleep for some reason, then it's important that you find ways to function safely and at the most optimal level you can manage. Nothing can fully make up for a lack of sleep, however, there are some things that you can do to help you stay up after a sleepless night, enough to function at a baseline level to get through all the tasks that you need to achieve. Continue reading to learn more about how to function on zero sleep. 

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Going Back to Sleep After Waking Up - 8 Tips

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 23, 2023 6:33:00 AM


Getting sleep as an essential part of life. However sometimes their interruptions that cause us to wake up in the middle of the night. This is known as wake after sleep onset, or WASO.  Sleep quality is as important as sleep quantity.  If you are waking up repeatedly throughout the middle of the night and you are not going to get the good sleep that you need. It is recommended that adults receive 7 to 8 hours of sleep period this does not just count as time in the bed but it also counts as actual time sleeping. So if you're in the bed for eight hours, but you wake up repeatedly throughout the middle of the night calm and then you are actually only getting maybe 6 to 7 hours of sleep. This can be detrimental over the long term as it can lead to mental health disturbances, mood disturbances, excessive daytime sleepiness, among other symptoms of sleep deprivation.

Therefore if you do wake up in the middle of the night, whether that's due to a baby crying or some other interruption, it's important that you learn how to fall back asleep. Here are 8 tips for how to fall back asleep after you wake up in the middle of the night.

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Topics: Insomnia

Dealing with Insomnia After Smoking Cessation

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 21, 2023 4:35:00 PM

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. But, the side effects of it can be unbearable. That's why so many smokers fail to quit smoking. One of those horrible side effects is insomnia. Around 2% of people who quit smoking struggle with insomnia and 80% of preexisting sleep disturbances worsened during abstinence. A lack of sleep negatively impacts so many areas of one's life, including their mood, productivity and attention. Due to these side effects, the rate of successful smoking cessation goes down. 

However, if you could find ways to overcome this insomnia, then your chances of quitting smoking could hopefully increase. Insomnia is a very common symptom, but there are ways to overcome it that don't involve starting over on all the hard work you've done. Here are tips for overcoming insomnia while giving up smoking!   

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Topics: Insomnia

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