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Healing Options for Insomnia

“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”  ― David Benioff

Insomnia is a condition marked by an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep long enough for sufficient rest.

With many different causes ranging from stress, diet, to medication use, insomnia is an extremely difficult condition to cope with. The inability to maintain a healthy sleep cycle results in depression, a weakened immune system, loss of concentration and more. With 60 million Americans battling this condition on a yearly basis, insomnia is a very common occurrence that can result in serious consequences if left untreated.

There are various remedies for insomnia, including many natural, “at home” remedies:

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6 Sneaky Reasons You’re Tired That Have Nothing to Do with Sleep

Mothers talk about sleep the way someone who is starving talks about food. Fatigue can overshadow your life, making everything seem like too much trouble.
― Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

We’ve all been there.

There are times that we maintain a balanced, sufficient sleep schedule and still end up exhausted. Our bodies are complex mechanisms that can be quite finicky at times.  It’s a frustrating feeling, not being able to get the energy you need despite a full night of rest.

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Coping with Loneliness: A Quiet Epidemic of the Senior Community

Retirement is a complex and bittersweet milestone.

This change is met by many new opportunities and time to develop personal interests. However, when the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world carries on, it’s very common for feelings of loneliness to develop. Even with a supportive network of family and friends, the solitude that accompanies some later in life can be difficult to bare.

This problem seems to be so quietly ignored that people who find themselves in this position find it difficult to seek help.

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The Science of Sentimentality: How Nostalgia Can Help Us

“I am suddenly consumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” — Audrey Niffenegger

We all share a strange relationship with memory.

Bits and pieces of the past tend to float to the surface when we least expect it. Sometimes, they are unwanted reminders. Upon recognition, we immediately push those memories down again, locking the door behind them, wiping away the trace of dust left behind on our hands.

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The Link Between Depression and Coronary Heart Disease

Does being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder put us at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?

Recent clinical studies have shown that there is in fact a correlation between Major Depressive Disorder and Coronary Heart Disease. Those that have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder are at a much higher risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease, accompanied by a higher mortality rate. Research has shown that 15-20% of those who experience a myocardial infarction met the criteria for having Major Depressive Disorder.

The tricky part lies in determining if one condition is a primary trigger for the other.

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