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Sleep Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Remedies

Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders There's nothing quite like waking up after a great night of sleep, ready to face the challenges and pleasures of a brand new day. Unfortunately, sleep is often disturbed by one of several common sleep disorders. Sleep problems fall into several categories. Sometimes insomnia involves not being able to get to sleep, and sometimes it means you can't stay asleep. Sometimes you can sleep like a log, but are risking other health problems, as in teeth grinding, sleep walking, or sleep apnea, in which you stop breathing while you are asleep. Causes of Sleep Disorders The causes of the various sleep disorders vary from psychological causes, like stress and anxiety or depression , to physical problems like obesity. Medications can cause you to sleep too shallowly or to deeply, or can cause restless legs. Women are more likely to suffer sleep disorders, with the hormonal cycle sometimes causing sleep problems. Alcohol or drug abuse can cause slee

Meditation Techniques for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  Relaxation Meditation for Anxiety Relief:  Mindfulness Breathing Meditation Exercise Does Meditation Help with Anxiety Meditation can be one of the best activities you can do for yourself when dealing with mental stress, anxiety and panic attacks . Medications, drugs, and therapies are some options people seek for help. There are more natural ways to deal with anxiety attack symptoms and disorders such as meditation. When a person’s body is relaxed in the meditated state they feel less stressed, tense, and their mind is at ease. The person tends to recognize that they are in control and gives the person a chance to take a break during their busy day and rids certain stressors. Meditation diminishes bad thoughts and helps people heal from anxiety attack and panic symptoms. Overall a person who habitually performs meditative acts will be a better rounded person. (Aside from relaxation, meditation can also help you improve your concentration. You learn how to focus your

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. Benefits of Progressive Muscle Relaxation: PMR for Anxiety & Sleep Progressive muscle relaxation or PMR, can be utilized to reach a deep state of calm, as maintenance in a relaxation program, or to help induce sleep. PMR can bring a multitude of benefits beyond short-term relaxation, ranging from relief for tension headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia (sleep problems) , digestive issues, stress reactions, anxiety (e.g. test anxiety or fear of flying), and other stress/anxiety related sympto

How to Deal with Depression Alone

How to Deal with Depression Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal and professional responsibilities. Furthermore, this is often accompanied by excessive eating habits as well as insomnia . To know how to deal with depression , it is essential to know what usually causes it. A variety of factors lead to this phenomenon, and may be caused by a certain situation or stressors. For instance, situations like death in the family, loss of income, or personal disappointment