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Alcohol and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Posted in on Jun 13, 2022. Tags: , ,

A “nightcap” refers to an alcoholic drink taken before bedtime. It is thought to have evolved from the use of the same word for a hat worn to keep the head warm while sleeping. Most people don’t wear hats to bed anymore, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, alcohol as a sleep aid remains somewhat popular. Up to 20% of Americans use a drink at night to help them fall asleep.

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Common Causes of Insomnia

Posted in on Jun 7, 2022. Tags:

Insomnia is defined as a sleep disorder in which a person has difficulty falling or staying asleep, even when they have the chance to do so. Insomnia affects many people around the world. In fact, it occurs in 10%-50% of the global population. However, not all types of insomnia are the same. Here you can read about common causes of insomnia and how they may be treated.

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Light box therapy for jet-lag

Posted in on Jun 6, 2022. Tags: ,

Jet lag is defined as a “condition characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (such as fatigue and irritability). Jet-lag occurs following a long flight through several time zones and results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body.

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