Is it true that sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure? Possibly. It’s thought that sleeping fewer than six hours a night could be linked to increased blood pressure. People who sleep five hours or less a night may be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure or worsening already high blood pressure. There’s […]

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A Case Study in Insomnia “Anna,” a 42-year-old woman, is referred to the sleep disorders center with a complaint of chronic, severe insomnia affecting her daytime functioning. The single mother of three teenage boys, Anna first experienced insomnia eight years ago when bankruptcy threatened her small business. Although the business recovered a year later, Anna’s […]

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Many experts we spoke with say that before turning to CBD for sleep, you should try more proven therapies. The best evidence is for a form of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I, which focuses on changing habits that disrupt sleep. Research shows it’s more effective and safer than prescription or over-the-counter […]

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We often encounter patients who report that they regularly use cannabis for sleep. Many swear by its ability to help them relax and achieve deep rest. Because most psychoactive drugs, including many that are prescribed as sleeping medication, actually degrade the quality of sleep, this is a bit difficult to believe. Mental health clinicians are […]

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1. Pomeranz JL, Teret SP, Sugarman SD, Rutkow L, Brownell KD. Innovative legal approaches to address obesity. Milbank Q. 2009;87(1):185–213. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2. US Dept of Agriculture. Agriculture Fact Book (2001–2002). Available at: http://www.usda.gov/factbook/2002factbook.pdf. Accessed February 1, 2013. 3. World Health Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization. Diet, nutrition and the prevention […]

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How to Prevent Against This Even though depression is not a preventable condition, there are still measures that you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones happy, balanced, and stable. With effective preventative measures, you can take steps to address your depression before it becomes a problem. Education: If you are a parent, […]

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