Category: Radical Sleep Transformation

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...

Want better sleep? “Count blessings… not sheep.”
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Want better sleep? “Count blessings… not sheep.”

“It may sound simplistic, but the evidence cannot be ignored: if you want to sleep more soundly, count blessings, not sheep.” ~ Robert Emmons [1] Gratitude is a powerful thing. Expressing sincere thankfulness or appreciation for the positive things in life, no matter how small, can increase overall happiness by 25% [1]. More specifically, research...

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