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Insomnia During Chemotherapy – Is Dexamethasone To Blame?

In 2011 I underwent 2 months of intensive chemotherapy for cancer treatment. As is the way with chemotherapy I experienced a range of side effects, one of which was severe insomnia. There are many different side effects that can arise during and after chemotherapy, and due to cancer treatment generally of course.

How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Sleep

When you do your weekly food shop, do you think about how your choices might affect your sleep? Most people choose food based on likes, availability, health and cost. But if you have trouble sleeping, you might benefit from examining your eating habits a little closer. With a few tweaks here and there, you might find you can improve your sleep, as...

Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?

Do you and your partner both manage to stay awake after sex, basking in the joy of that blissful moment together? Or does one of you uncontrollably drift off to sleep, leaving the other to enjoy the period of bliss on their own? If the second sounds more like you or your partner, then you’re definitely not alone. But is it just men that tend...

Why The Ambien Dosage For Women Is Lower

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the ambien dosage for women would be halved – down to 5mg. But is this unfair for female insomniacs? Are the protests of insomniacs who rely on Ambien reasonable considering the new evidence for the potential risks of a higher Ambien dosage? To answer this question, some...

How To Go To Sleep Instantly – Or Accept The Fact It Takes Longer

Do you often find yourself lying awake at night thinking? Do you wish you could just turn your brain off and fall asleep in seconds? There are many factors which can affect your quality of sleep. One factor which is very important, but often over-looked, is the way you actually think about sleep. The aim of this article is to help you fall asleep...

Food That Helps You Sleep – Is Your Diet Important?

I suspect most people have found that eating a big meal just before bed, or drinking large amounts of caffeine, aren’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. There’s also a lot of different advice to be found about food and drinks which can supposedly help you sleep. But is there any evidence to support this advice, and can a change in diet...

How To Solve A Problem – Sleep On It!

It has long been known that sleep can help people to come up with new solutions to problems, puzzles and life issues. But new research has explored this in more depth. The old adage ‘sleep on it’ really does seem to be good advice after all… In late 2012 a study was published in the journal Memory and Cognition by the department...

The Best Music To Sleep To: My Favorites + Spotify Playlists

If you’re anything like me, the sound of a dripping tap 3 houses away could keep you awake at night. Paradoxically though, if I play just the right kind music, I’ll sleep like a baby. Even if I’m in the mood for total silence, I still sometimes listen to some relaxing music before sleeping to quieten my busy mind. I’ve...