Sleep Disorders

Anxiety-Associated Insomnia With a Twist of Depression

July 12, 2020

Anxiety and stress are closely linked, and they are among the chief causes of insomnia. Watch for a variety of emotional and physical factors that may play a role in worsening depression. More in this case report.

Does Insomnia Predict the Onset of Mental Illness?

July 11, 2020

Because insomnia is a syndrome marked by chronic sleep onset and/or continuity problems associated with impaired daytime functioning, it is important that clinicians screen for sleep issues in their patients.

Insomnia Triggered by Nightmares: Evaluation and Treatment Options

June 05, 2020

A patient's sleep deprivation started to affect her overall well-being and compromised her ability to enjoy life.

Elements of Good Sleep Hygiene

June 04, 2020

A good night's sleep is foundational to maximal functioning, lowered stress, good reaction time, and enhanced cognitive function. Strategies discussed here.

Sleep Hygiene Tips to Prevent Insomnia

June 02, 2020

Refreshed sleep can be tough even during normal times. With up to 30% of Americans experiencing sleep problems, here are guidelines to a better night’s sleep.

14 Medical Conditions That Contribute to Insomnia

June 01, 2020

Finding and treating the underlying cause of sleep disturbance is critical to effective management. Here are a few medical conditions that may trigger key disrupting symptoms.

Self-Care for Mental Health Problems in the Time of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

The economic fallout of the pandemic may continue for years resulting in prolonged unemployment and an increasing percentage of the population with untreated serious mental health problems.

Sleep Disorders: A Wake-Up Call

April 30, 2020

The associations between sleep/rhythms and psychiatric disorders are not well understood. With additional research we can better address key issues and improve patient outcomes.

The Strong Relationship Between Sleep and Suicide

April 30, 2020

The steadily rising rate of suicide in the US is a vexing public health crisis. Among the many risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors is sleep disturbance.

Circadian Rhythms Across the Lifespan

April 30, 2020

Circadian rhythms have a profound effect on our mental and physical health. Indeed, mental health and circadian health are tightly entwined, and circadian interventions can improve mood and well-being, even in healthy people.