Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam say that DSM classification may be necessary to pave the way for more recognition and research on the disorder, and that if misophonia is not regarded as a distinct psychiatric condition, it should at least be viewed as part of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorder (OCSD). … [Read more...] about Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding
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Restless sleeping with lots of awakenings throughout the night Snoring or other breathing troubles Disruptive dreams A wired brain at night Needing to get up to go the bathroom often Feeling fatigued throughout the day Waking in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep Whatever your issue is—whether it’s on this list or not—talk with your doctor and seek out a sleep specialist to get it resolved. Your whole year will be changed for the better. … [Read more...] about Tips for Great Sleep in the New Year
Scientific evidence indicates that exercise can be an effective natural therapy for insomnia. We have a lot to learn about how exercise may help treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Studies suggest that aerobic exercise may be particularly effective in helping reduce insomnia symptoms. Research also indicates that for people with insomnia, the benefits of exercise kick in over time, rather than immediately. Studies have also found that exercise can help lower the severity of sleep disordered breathing and may help to reduce the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. … [Read more...] about Exercise and Its Benefits for Sleep
It is an old pastime, likely from your high school days. The alarm blares, and you, half dazed, slap the clock, hoping it will stop so you can get some much-needed rest. Only it goes off again what feels like seconds later, even if it’s really seven-to-nine minutes later, and after the fourth time, you’re late for school. Now you’re an adult, and the same tradition seems to hold, at least for many. … [Read more...] about Reasons to Skip the Snooze Button
Here is a quick set-up of the episode: The team travels to the desert town of Taos, New Mexico, to investigate a string of murders in which the killer drills into his victim’s auditory cortex Major ewwy. The auditory cortex is a part of the brain that processes auditory information, and the agents hypothesize about how this horrific act might explain something about the suspect. They learn of a strange phenomenon commonly reported in Taos called “The Hum.” The Hum is a low-frequency rumbling sound that a significant number of people report hearing persistently in certain geographical locations. … [Read more...] about Misophonia Was on Criminal Minds?