Mild COVID-19 can bring on insomnia, especially in those with anxiety or depression
Feb 05, 2024
Insomnia following a COVID-19 hospitalization already was well known among the medical community, but a new study finds that mild COVID-19 infections also are linked to the sleeping problem — especially...
Study: Trazodone, CBT as effective as no treatment in long-term dialysis patients
Jan 16, 2024
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and trazodone had the same effect as doing nothing for mild to moderate insomnia in people on dialysis, a new study finds.
Stress, insomnia linked to irregular heart rhythms after menopause
Aug 31, 2023
When it comes to trying to figure out why so many women develop atrial fibrillation (Afib) after menopause, researchers say stress and insomnia can contribute to the diagnosis.
No more lonely nights?
Aug 10, 2023
No one knows better than long-term care folks the unfortunate toll cognitive decline can take. So if you’re like me, and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, you’re always interested in ways to keep your...
Blacks less likely to be prescribed insomnia meds, study finds
Jun 15, 2023
Patients who belong to racial minority groups are much less likely to be prescribed medications after an insomnia diagnosis than white patients, investigators have found.
Insomnia linked to 69 percent greater risk of heart attack
Feb 26, 2023
People who reported sleeping for five or fewer hours each night were the most likely to have a heart attack. Diabetes doubled this risk, investigators report.
Insomnia increases odds of memory decline in older adults
Sep 07, 2022
Insomnia may be an important target for early intervention to help prevent age-related cognitive decline, investigators say.
Most elders use sleep meds, but only half discuss use with their doctors: study
Nov 05, 2021
Older adults frequently use medication to treat sleep difficulties, but only about half discuss it with their physicians, study results presented at Psych Congress 2021 this week found. In fact, the majority...
CBT is ‘highly effective’ for chronic insomnia in the oldest adults, new study finds
Jun 16, 2021
Despite the medical complexity and advanced age of study participants, cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep efficacy, and decreased the time it took to fall asleep, geriatrician-researchers...
‘Not necessarily benign’: Geriatricians address safety as seniors turn to CBD for chronic conditions
Apr 29, 2021
Seniors increasingly are using cannabidiol, or CBD, to help manage a variety of chronic disease symptoms. A new paper from the Gerontological Society of America tackles key questions about safety and side...