Many sufferers begin to structure their lives around their struggle with the disorder and avoid triggers by socially isolating themselves. Public spaces like restaurants or parks are readily avoided and in extreme cases, eating or sleeping in the same room as a loved one can feel impossible. Even establishing or maintaining relationships is very challenging. … [Read more...] about Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding
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Everyone has one. That part of your sleep routine that isn’t working, but hasn’t yet gotten the attention it deserves. (Even sleep doctors have them! Mine continues to be getting enough high-quality rest on a plane with my crazy travel schedule.) Maybe you haven’t dealt with your sleep issue because you’re busy and distracted, or maybe you think it’s not a serious enough problem to warrant your attention. … [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
Most of us were a WOLF (aka night owls) during high school because that is how human biology works. So of course, we needed extra prodding and pushing to get up in the morning, because our melatonin faucet was still flowing at whatever insane time we had to get up as a teenager. … [Read more...] about Reasons to Skip the Snooze Button
I think it’s important that we reflect on the important nature that fiction plays in our lives.“Fiction can impact how we see the world. It is a way to experience new things. Criminal Minds is more than just a show. For many it is the first introduction they have ever had to misophonia. For sufferers, it’s scary because we worry that people will associate our very real pain with criminals. While there might be anger and frustration, for the most part, we are individuals that are hurting. We want to be heard, and we want our experiences to be shown accurately. … [Read more...] about Misophonia Was on Criminal Minds?