Medications & Rx for Sleep Problems
Medications & Rx for Sleep Problems Medications with Regulatory Approval for Insomnia Benzodiazepine receptor agonists Benzodiazepine hypnotics Nonbenzodiazepine BZRAs The newer dual-orexin-receptor antagonists Histamine receptor antagonist (low-dose Hydroxyzine, or Doxepin) Melatonin receptor agonists (Ramelteon) Medications Prescribed Off-Label for Insomnia Antidepressants Trazodone Mirtazapine Amitriptyline Nonbenzodiazepine Clinical use* Preparations (brand name) Eszopiclone Sleep onset or sleep maintenance […]
Natural Remedies For Sleep Problems
Sleep issues have become increasingly more common, with nearly 30% of adults in the USA stating they suffer from some form of insomnia. When it comes to resolving insomnia, the cause and how it is expressing itself is tremendously important. Often, from clinical experience, I find insomnia to be multifactorial. By the time insomnia is […]
Sleep Hygiene Guidelines
Changes You Can Make To Your Behavior To Improve Sleep Sleep Hygiene Guidelines Recommendation Details Regular bedtime and rise time Having a consistent bedtime and rise time leads to more regular sleep schedules and avoids periods of sleep deprivation or periods of extended wakefulness during the night. Avoid napping Avoid napping, especially naps lasting longer […]
What to expect during your first psychotherapy session?
You’ve made the decision to start prioritizing your mental health and well-being, now what? What does that even look like?
Want to Sleep Longer? Better? Exercise.
Adding exercise to your lifestyle helps to better the human body physically and mentally. In the last few years studies have revealed how exercise can also help promote sleep. At the University of South Carolina, exercise was studied as a treatment for insomnia.
From the age of I-don’t-remember-life-before-then-anyway until 5 weeks ago, I was a coffee addict. Then I quit. It was crazy. Many of you are already a fan of coffee’s bittersweet early morning embrace, whispering, “You can do it. I’ll help you. I’m here. I’m coffee, and I love you.”…