In a research paper published in the online journal Neurology, scientists have discovered a potential link between poor REM sleep in both Dementia and Parkinson’s diseases.
New evidenced based medicine is perhaps closing in the age-old question of what is insomnia, what may the source of it’s causes and new non-drug approaches in treating it effectively.
In a recent study by researchers Barbara Hammer, PhD, Agatha P. Colbert, MD and others, entitled: “A Pilot Study of Z-‐Score Sensorimotor & Individualized Neurofeedback”, it was found that hyper-arousal within the sensory motor cortex may hold clues to insomnia as being less of a psychological condition and more of the central nervous system’s equivalent of an on-going neurological power surge.
Of all the various things a woman has to endure in her existence, early life sexual assault and rape is without a doubt the most destructive. The trail of devastation can go on for years long after the female victims violence recedes into her subconscious.
A recent Norwegian study* published in The Journal of Sleep Medicine showed clinical evidence of no improvement of sleep quality between test subjects taking Ambien and Lunesta, compared to the control group who took only placebos. Yet over $ 4.5 billion worth of these medications were perscribed to Americans in 2009.
Both Ambien and Lunesta belong to a classification of drugs called “sedative hypnotics”. And true to their name they place the brain into a sedated, hypnotic state. The problems related to these drugs are that when the brain is locked into this state, it’s difficult for it to achieve the restorative sleep cycles needed to wake up feeling rested and refreshed. And of all the reported side effects, the pain of trying to get off these meds seems to be the most difficult. Patients complain of major irritability, loss of memory and a multitude of sleepless nights. Those who try tapering off on their own readily fail, throwing up their hands and out of exhaustion, resume their dose.
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