Tagged: insomnia

What to Eat to Treat Insomnia

Insomnia affects the nervous, glandular, musculoskeletal, and respiratory immune centers. Don’t toss and turn—simmer and sip. Forty million of us, including 30 percent of seniors, don’t get forty winks regularly. That’s bad; fail­ure to...

Caffeine and Sleep Problems

Unfortunately, caffeine can put your brain on high alert, keeping you awake long after you want to go to sleep. It’s no myth that caffeine is linked to chronic insomnia. If you’re like most...

The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease and Cancer Therapy

Understanding the multitude of physical and psychological issues that can disturb the sleep of cancer patients is the first step in finding appropriate assistance from the medical team or from family and friends. The first step in improving insomnia is the framework of good sleeping habits outlined in the list of sleep hygiene recommendations. Sleep disorders are diagnosable and treatable and may be worthy of discussion with the medical team. Improved sleep can be quite helpful in coping with physical and psychological issues that occur in the setting of cancer.

Sleep loss management and treatment

Management and treatment of sleep loss are rarely addressed by clini-cians, despite the large toll on society. There are no formal treatment guidelines in primary or specialty care for dealing with sleep loss (Dinges et al.,...