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Sleep vs Insomnia: Battle of the Bleary Eyed

Reources to help you sleep better and beat insomnia, and reasons why you'd want to!

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PubMed

PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial

Abstract Background: Nearly 50% of older adults have insomnia, with difficulty in getting to sleep, early awakening, or feeling unrefreshed on waking. With aging, several changes occur that can place one at risk for insomnia, including age-related changes in various circadian rhythms, environmental and lifestyle changes, and decreased nutrients intake, absorption, retention, and utilization.


The effect of magnesium supplementation on pri... [J Res Med Sci. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

A randomized controlled trial with bright lig... [J Biol Rhythms. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


Dim light at night disrupts molecular circadi... [J Biol Rhythms. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


Effects of lavender aroma on sleep qualit... [Percept Mot Skills. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


Sleep Disorders and CAM: At a Glance

Basic information on sleep disorders and what the science says about the effectiveness of CAM practices people use as sleep aids. From the U.S. National Institutes of Health.


The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine.


The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial

Abstract Background: Nearly 50% of older adults have insomnia, with difficulty in getting to sleep, early awakening, or feeling unrefreshed on waking. With aging, several changes occur that can place one at risk for insomnia, including age-related changes in various circadian rhythms, environmental and lifestyle changes, and decreased nutrients intake, absorption, retention, and utilization.

The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine.

How mindfulness changed my sleep: focus groups with chronic insomnia patients

Chronic insomnia is a major public health problem affecting approximately 10% of adults. Use of meditation and yoga to develop mindful awareness ('mindfulness training') may be an effective approach to treat chronic insomnia, with sleep outcomes comparable to nightly use of prescription sedatives, but more durable and with minimal or no side effects.

Later high school start times benefit students│Education and Human Development - CEHD Vision 2020

During the school year, many teenagers find themselves nodding off during their early morning classes as high school bells ring around 7:30 a.m. While parents and teachers may attribute falling asleep during class to staying up too late checking Facebook statuses and texting with friends, medical evidence suggests that an early school start time before 8:30 AM is a greater culprit because classes are occurring when students' brains and bodies are still in biological sleep mode.

Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents

Julie Boergers, Ph.D., a psychologist and sleep expert from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center, recently led a study linking later school start times to improved sleep and mood in teens. The article, titled "Later School Start Time is Associated with Improved Sleep and Daytime Functioning in Adolescents," appears in the current issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.