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Insomnia Explained Clearly

Sleep specialist Roger Seheult M.D. gives a brief overview of insomnia including the sleep stages, most common causes and demographics. This is video 1 of 6 ...  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia Explained Clearly | 3 of 6

Two key factors that contribute to insomnia: sleep hygiene and stimulus control. This is video 3 of 6 on insomnia and treatment by Dr. Seheult who is board c...  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia Explained Clearly | 2 of 6

Dr. Roger Seheult, board certified in sleep medicine, continues his brief and efficient lectures on insomnia. In part 2, Dr. Seheult highlights the differenc...  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia Explained Clearly | 6 of 6

Understand an optimum treatment approach for insomnia with this clear explanation from Dr. Roger Seheult. This is the final video in the 6 part series. SPEAK...  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia Explained Clearly | 4 of 6

Roger Seheult M.D. continues his series on Insomnia with a focus on behavioral therapy including: relaxation, sleep restriction therapy, and cognitive behavi...  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia Explained Clearly | 5 of 6

Roger Seheult M.D. discusses the various medications used to treat insomnia including benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine sedatives, melatonin agonists, anti...  
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over 2 years ago
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Psychosocial interventions to reduce sedative use, abuse and dependence | Cochrane

Background In this Cochrane review we aimed to measure the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for treating people who harmfully use, abuse or are dependent on benzodiazepines (BZDs). BZDs are a type of drug that can be used to treat people who have anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia and a range of other conditions. Long term use of BZDs is not generally recommended and can lead to physical and psychological dependence and withdrawal symptoms when patients reduce or stop using them. Previous systematic reviews, examining other drugs like heroin, cocaine or alcohol, have suggested some benefits of psychosocial interventions to reduce these substances. There has been no Cochrane review of psychosocial interventions to reduce BZD use.  
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over 2 years ago
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Cognitive behavioural therapy can help chronic insomnia, review finds

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can improve sleep in patients with chronic insomnia without the need for drugs, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found.[1]  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia (Common Cross-Cover Calls)

A review of how to handle calls for insomnia when cross-covering inpatient medicine. Contributing factors to the development of insomnia in the hospital are ...  
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over 3 years ago
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I hate being on-call - I’m just not good at sleeping on the job

BOXING Day, 1.30am. “Are you the doctor on call?” I wrenched my reluctant brain from its REM state. “Yes.” “I’m worried about my wife. She’s 16 weeks pregnant and very gassy.” “Gassy?” “Burping and farting. Smells terrible! It’s keeping us both awake. I’m worried it could be serious.” By the time I ascertained that there were no sinister symptoms and that the likely culprit was the custard served with Christmas pudding (the patient was lactose intolerant), I was wide awake. My brain refused to power down for hours, as if out of spite for being so rudely aroused. I have a confession to make. When the Australian Federal Government announced that it was planning to abolish after-hours practice incentive payments, I was delighted. I know, I know, I should have been outraged along with the rest of you. After all, the RACGP predicted that after-hours care would be decimated if incentives were removed. Comparisons were made with the revamp of the UK system in 2004, which led to 90% of the profession opting out of after-hours work. Much as I sympathised, I was secretly rubbing my hands together with selfish glee. Surely this would mean that our semi-rural practice would stop doing all of our own on-call and free me from my after-hours responsibilities? I detest being on call. I loathe it with a passion completely out of proportion to the imposition it actually causes. I’m on call for the practice and our local hospital only once a week and the workload isn’t onerous. Middle-of-the-night calls aren’t all that frequent, but my sleep can be disturbed by their mere possibility, leaving me tired and cranky. If I’m forced suddenly into “brain on, work mode” by a phone call, I can kiss hours of precious slumber goodbye. I love to sleep, but, as with drawing and tennis, I’m not very good at it. I gaze with envy at those lucky devils who nap on public transport and fight malicious urges to disturb their peaceful repose. If I’m not supine, in a quiet, warm room, with loose-fitting clothing, a firm mattress and a pillow shaped just-so, I can forget any chance of sleep. Let’s just say I can relate to the Princess and the Pea story. I bet she wouldn’t have coped well with being phoned in the middle of the night either. If these nocturnal calls were all bona fide emergencies, I wouldn’t mind so much. It’s the crap that really riles me. I’ve received middle-of-the-night phone calls from patients who are constipated, patients with impacted cerumen (“Me ear’s blocked, Doc. I can’t sleep”) and patients with insomnia who want to know if it’s safe to take a second sedative. The call that took the on-call cake for me, though, was from a couple who woke me at 11.30 one night to settle an argument. “My husband says that bacteria are more dangerous than viruses but I reckon viruses are worse. After all, AIDS is a virus. Can you settle it for us so we can get some sleep? It would really help us out.” I kid you not. Genevieve Yates is an Australian GP, medical educator, medico-legal presenter and writer. You can read more of her work at http://genevieveyates.com  
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almost 4 years ago
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Music for insomnia in adults | Cochrane

This review assessed the effects of listening to music on insomnia in adults and the impact of factors that may influence the effect.  
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over 2 years ago
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Restless legs syndrome: Study raises hope for better drugs

Researchers may have discovered why insomnia persists in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), despite successful treatment of the condition.   
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia and Treatment Explained Clearly | 4 of 6 - YouTube

Roger Seheult M.D. continues his series on Insomnia with a focus on behavioral therapy including: relaxation, sleep restriction therapy, and cognitive behavi...  
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over 2 years ago
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CBT to treat veterans' insomnia 'also reduced suicidal thoughts'

Previous studies have found that soldiers with sleeping problems are at risk for depression. Now, research shows treating insomnia reduces suicidal ideation among veterans.  
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over 2 years ago
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Insomnia and Treatment Explained Clearly | 3 of 6 - YouTube

Two key factors that contribute to insomnia: sleep hygiene and stimulus control. This is video 3 of 6 on insomnia and treatment by Dr. Seheult who is board c...  
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over 2 years ago
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Medication and Sleep

Insomnia is one of the most common reasons people consult their health care providers. Most everyone struggles with an occasional sleepless night. And  
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over 2 years ago
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Depression and insomnia could lead to more frequent nightmares

Researchers have identified depression and insomnia as the strongest predictors of frequent nightmares in a study of the Finnish general adult population.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago