Items Tagged ‘insomnia’

Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

November 8, 2018

Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity. Fortunately, the activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Even a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a nearby park can benefit both body and mind. While activities such as hobbies can contribute to maintaining independent, healthy living, exercise has been shown to […]

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Tags: health benefits, insomnia, physical activity, stress


Could You Benefit from a Sleep Study?

October 15, 2018

Could You Benefit from a Sleep Study?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Adults need seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night. When that is cut short, people miss out on crucial sleep stages that help the brain and body function optimally. Chronic lack of sleep can lead to long-term physical and mental health issues. If you’re one of the 70 million Americans with sleep problems, […]

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Tags: circadiam rythms, home sleep study, insomnia, sleep clinics, sleep specialists, sleep study, sleep therapy


Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

August 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL is a sedating antihistamine.  The medication has been used since 1946 for allergies, but […]

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Tags: allergies, antihistamine, Ask the Doctors, diphenhydramine HCL, insomnia, research, sleep aid


June 22, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can I do to help me sleep longer at night?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m 81 and usually go to bed by 10:30 p.m. and, though I would like to sleep until 7 or 7:30 a.m., I wake up after 5 or 5 ½ hours. I’ve tried 3 milligrams of melatonin, then 5 milligrams. What else can I do? Sleep is an issue for many Americans, with […]

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Tags: Ambien, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, insomnia, melatonin, Ramelteon, serotonin, sleep hygiene, sleep problems, temazepam, Trazodone


For children with autism, sleep is the essential ingredient in any treatment plan

November 17, 2017

For children with autism, sleep is the essential ingredient in any treatment plan

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

When Dr. Shafali Jeste first started seeing children through UCLA’s Developmental Neurogenetics Clinic, she expected most visits to focus on the medical management of epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or behavioral challenges. Jeste, a behavioral child neurologist, specializes in children with rare genetic variants and syndromes associated with autism spectrum disorder. Almost half of her patients […]

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Tags: autism, insomnia, neurology, pediatric neurology


A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it's changed our lives

June 28, 2017

A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it’s changed our lives

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

Smartphones, owned by 77 percent of U.S. adults, have had a profound impact on the way we socialize, pay for things, connect with people and spend our downtime. It’s been 10 years since Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007, launching a technological revolution. To mark the mobile phone milestone, we asked three UCLA […]

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Tags: adhd, behavior, cognition, improve sleep, insomnia, interactive health technology, iPhones, new technology, poor sleep, smartphones, tablets and smartphones


Sleep tight! (your health depends on it)

September 16, 2016

Sleep tight! (your health depends on it)

By uclahealth uclahealth

Want to lower your risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression – without leaving your house? Then go to bed! An often-ignored factor in improving our health is getting a good night’s sleep. We may view a solid 8 hours as a luxury, but it is actually an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Tags: arthritis, autoimmune disorders, bedwetting, depression, diabetes, diet, Dr. Alon Avidan, excessive daytime sleepiness, heart disease, insomnia, narcolepsy, neurologist


Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

March 11, 2016

Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sleep on This: 6 Important Facts About Sleep Whether you’re one of the few who sleep like a baby or are constantly playing catch up, your sleep habits play a critical role in your health. Our bodies not only need to recharge, but our brains also need time to process the day’s activities. So how […]

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Tags: brain, brain health, Dr. Itzhak Fried, dreams, insomnia, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, REM sleep, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Tumaini Rucker Coker, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center