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Insomnia and Depression

Depression is a broad catch-all term that can mean different things to different people and manifest itself in a variety of ways. For example, people who suffer from depression may want to sleep 20 hours a day, or they may not be able to sleep more than a few minutes at a time. There is […]

Defining Insomnia

Everybody has the occasional bout with insomnia. Sometimes the reason for the insomnia is apparent, and sometimes it is simply a mystery. You have done everything just like you always do it as you prepare to go to bed and go to sleep. Then you lay your head down and almost like there is an […]

Secondary Insomnia

Sleep! Restful and renewing sleep is sometimes elusive for everybody occasionally. Insomnia is one of the most common complaints that doctors hear. We all spend a full third of our lives in the blissful state of sleep under normal circumstances. We need our sleep just like we need air, water, food, and exercise in order […]

Sleep Deprivation or Insomnia?

Insomnia is a word that is tossed about rather carelessly sometimes. Sleeplessness is not always insomnia. There are some basic differences between insomnia and sleep deprivation. New parents, for example, usually suffer from sleep deprivation. Newborn babies tend to keep their parents up at night and/or wake them at frequent intervals. The parents are sleep […]

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Herbal Remedies for Insomnia

At the end of a long, hard, tiring, and frustrating day you make your usual preparations for going to bed and going to sleep. Then sleep becomes elusive. You are tired. You know that you really need to get your rest so that you can be at your best tomorrow, and yet sleep simply will […]

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Kinds of Insomnia

Maybe you have heard a friend say, “I am suffering from insomnia,” or maybe you have said it yourself. Well, we all know that insomnia means that you aren’t sleeping at night when you should be, but do you know what kind of insomnia you or your friend has? There are three basic types or […]

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Booze for Snooze

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when even doctors recommended that those who had difficulty falling asleep simply have a little alcoholic drink right before bed. That is no longer recommended by any thinking person whether they are a doctor or not. Scientists and researchers have discovered a lot about sleep in the […]

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Beating the Insomnia Monster

Remember when you were about six years old and were completely convinced that there was a monster hiding in your closet or under your bed? We laugh now, but at the time it wasn’t the least bit funny to our six-year-old selves. Maybe there really was a monster. Maybe that monster was insomnia. It certainly […]

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Causes of Insomnia

What causes insomnia? Why is it that sometimes we just simply cannot fall asleep, or we fall asleep and a couple of hours later we are wide awake…not rested, of course, just wide awake. That is a question that has been asked over and over and over again by those who suffer from insomnia. The […]

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