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
Youtube Video: Insomnia: when you’ve tried everything
and still can’t sleep.
Amazon or Library Book: the insomnia workbook
Click the book to link or order from Amazon.
Support Group: nami.org; 800-950-6264
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Addition of clobazam successfully treating drug resistant seizures in Heidenhain variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease: A case reportby Jason M Maille on January 26, 2023
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that is uncommonly accompanied with seizures. In this case report, we describe a 63-year-old male patient who presented with a 3-week history of visual disturbances and clonic movement of his left arm. Additionally, the patient was reported to have developed erratic behaviors along with insomnia during this period. An EEG showed 4 electrographic seizures of bilateral temporo-occipital onset characterized...
- Sleep state of the elderly population in Korea: Nationwide cross-sectional population-based studyby Heewon Hwang on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSION: A substantial proportion of the elderly Korean population have sleep problems, including poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness, and insomnia. Sleep status is influenced by various factors, including age, sex, and metabolic and psychiatric comorbidities.
- Ultrasonographic findings in long COVID: A cross-sectional study of 312 patientsby Marta Imamura on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSION: After hospital discharge, long COVID patients present qualitative and quantitative skeletal muscle characteristics associated with a combination of demographic, clinical, and functional parameters.
- Bainbridge-Ropers Syndrome in a Texan Boy: A Case Report and Review of the Literatureby Tania Siu Xiao on January 26, 2023
Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome (BRPS) or additional sex combs-like 3 (ASXL3)-related disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a de novo missense mutation in the ASXL3 gene found on chromosome 18. The number of BRPS cases recorded to date is less than 100. In this report, a six-year-old Texan boy with global developmental delay, aggressive behavior, insomnia, microcephaly, strabismus, facial dysmorphic features, vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), bilateral congenital renal dysplasia,...