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Doctor insights on: Does Massage Help With Insomnia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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In reflexology is there a specific area on the hands or feet that I can massage or manipulate for insomnia?

In reflexology is there a specific area on the hands or feet that I can massage or manipulate for insomnia?

Not a proven therapy: Realy don't know. Probably reflexology charts online? Unfortunately, there are no double blind placebo controlled studies that indicate any clinical effectiveness of reflexology. ...Read more

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What type massage is best to reduce sleeplessness from tenseness on the neck?

What type massage is best to reduce sleeplessness from tenseness on the neck?

The one that works: People respond to different stimuli individually. Try several types and see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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What type of massage to reduce stress, sleeplessness?

What type of massage to reduce stress, sleeplessness?

Swedish type and: Other .Swedish massage: this traditional type of massage uses gentle kneading and stroking motions to manipulate the soft tissues and relax the body. It is ideal for stress relief and relaxation. ...Read more

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What causes insomnia?

Many choices: Stress / anxiety; hormone imbalance; day/night (circadian) disruption; infection; pain; etc. Talk to your dr if persistent insomnia. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid stimulants prior to bed. Learn relaxation exercises, as little as five minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Sleep hygiene : Insomnia is a difficult one to "cure" as it must come from within you. Typically it is due to overstimulation of the brain, anxiety and sometimes dietary habits. For starters make sure your sleep environment is very low stimulation (no tv) and that you have a routine every night. Seek counseling for the best advice. For a temporary quick fix- it's melatonin may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Can i die of insomnia?

Not from insomnia: You can't die from insomnia, but you can die if you go many many days without sleep. When i say that i mean not even 30 mins of sleep. The body needs sleep to recover. ...Read more

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What can cure insomnia?

What can cure insomnia?

Insomnia: First you need to have an evaluation to know what's causing the insomnia -- otherwise it won't be treated effectively. For instance, it may be related to anxiety disorders, life stress, trauma, or depression. Also there are other disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Medications can cause it; alcohol use can cause it. See your family physician to get help started. ...Read more

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