Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. Insomnia is chronic when it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.
Wiki Number: W106
US Patients: 20-30%
Sex Ratio: M; W2
Brain Area: sleep apnea; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis – releases cortisol;higher metabolic rates in PET brain scans; heritability
Symptoms: inability to fall or stay asleep; daytime sleepiness, low energy, depressed mood, dangerous lack fo concentration
Causes: alcohol/benzodiazapine/opioid-induced; changes in sex hormones in elderly
Medications: not recommended for more than five weeks;
Therapies: sleep hygiene = consistent bedtime; quiet and dark room, and regular exercise. CBT; overnight sleep study
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- An overview of reviews for preventing and treating sleep problems in infantsby Filip Drozd on July 2, 2022
CONCLUSION: Behavioural interventions can be recommended and adapted to the individual family. Positive outcomes for the infant and the family depends on a close and coordinated collaboration between child health clinics, community psychologists, general physicians, and other services.
- Sleep of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Role of Atypical Work Schedules: A Scoping Reviewby Niamh Power on July 1, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the well-being of healthcare workers (HCWs). HCWs are highly exposed to shift work and their work schedules have been subject to increasing unpredictability since the start of the pandemic. This review aims to: (1) map the studies providing information about factors associated with sleep characteristics in HCWs working in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic during the first and second waves and (2) examine the state of the evidence base in terms of...
- Mental Health Teleconsultation Patterns on the Most Popular mHealth Platforms in Indonesiaby Azzahra Fatinnuha Azmi Prayogi Putri on July 1, 2022
Access to telehealth services increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, including for mental health. This study aims to analyze the patterns and variations of mental health teleconsultation (especially for insomnia and depression) on selected Android-based mHealth platforms in Indonesia. We performed 32 teleconsultation sessions on 8 most popular mHealth platforms. About 88% of doctors recommend that patients with depression visit a psychiatrist. On the other hand, 38%...
- Symptom Management and Quality of Life of Palliative Cancer Patients After Being Administered with Thai Medicinal Cannabisby Ranee Wongkongdech on July 1, 2022
This cross-sectional aimed to; 1) to explore the symptom management and quality of life (QoL) of palliative cancer patients, 2) to compare the perceived QoL outcomes between the patient who received standard treatment (ST) and who were treated with Cannabis treatment (CT). The study was carried out between 1st Febuary to 30st September 2021 from two hospitals in Roi-Et Regional Hospital and Sawang Dandin Crown Prince Hospital in Thailand. Using the EORTCQLQ-C30 and PPS assessment form, analysing...