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...

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...

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