Category: Insomnia

Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease?
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Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease?

New science linking sleep drugs to Alzheimer’s disease has led a rush of people to the insomnia clinic. They all ask the same desperate questions, “Can you help be get off of benzodiazepines?” A benzodiazepine is a medication used to treat insomnia or anxiety that works on a chemical called GABA in the brain. The most common...

Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease? It might: Klonopin, clonazepam, Ativan, lorazepam, Xanax, alprazolam, Valium, diazepam, Restoril, temazepam.
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Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease? It might: Klonopin, clonazepam, Ativan, lorazepam, Xanax, alprazolam, Valium, diazepam, Restoril, temazepam.

New science linking sleep drugs to Alzheimer’s disease has led a rush of people to the insomnia clinic. They all ask the same desperate questions, “Can you help be get off of benzodiazepines?” A benzodiazepine is a medication used to treat insomnia or anxiety that works on a chemical called GABA in the brain. The most common...

Pain is No Excuse. Healthy natural sleep is possible despite chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, neuropathy, and headaches.
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Pain is No Excuse. Healthy natural sleep is possible despite chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, neuropathy, and headaches.

I don’t want to offend you. But, I probably will. I’m feeling an overwhelming need to break down a poisonous belief about sleep and pain that keeps people with chronic pain stuck and suffering needlessly. What is this belief? It takes many forms, but most often it sounds something like, “there’s no way I can sleep because...

Six Kinds of Stress Destroy Sleep and Cause Insomnia in Colorado
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Six Kinds of Stress Destroy Sleep and Cause Insomnia in Colorado

If you’re Not Stressed You’re Dead Whether by good stress or bad stress, whether we are aware of it or not, we are all stressed. The real question is: are you willing to admit it? Even under some of the most troubling circumstances I find that people have a tendency to minimize their level of...

What comes first, insomnia or depression? (HINT: It doesn’t matter)
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What comes first, insomnia or depression? (HINT: It doesn’t matter)

Ever wondered what came first, the insomnia or the depression? Most people have an opinion about this issue. The opinions usually take one of two forms. 1. “I’m only depressed because I can’t sleep. If only I could get some decent sleep I’d be fine.” or 2. “I can’t sleep because I’m depressed so there’s...

Out of bed or out of your mind?
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Out of bed or out of your mind?

Ever had trouble sleeping because you couldn’t shut your mind off? Welcome to the club. An uncooperative mind is probably the most common reason people have for trouble sleeping. Most people have tried counting backwards, counting sheep, visualizing their “happy place,” and listening to relaxing music. Unfortunately, the almost never work consistently. I believe that...

“No-Pills” Insomnia Treatments Hard to Find in Healthcare Despite 40 Years of Research
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“No-Pills” Insomnia Treatments Hard to Find in Healthcare Despite 40 Years of Research

Sleep medications, often called “Z drugs” (Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata), are the most commonly prescribed insomnia medications worldwide and account for about $285 million in healthcare costs per year in the united states alone. However, a new evaluation of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration suggest that the effects of these medications are...

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