Studies have shown that even partial sleep deprivation has a significant effect on mood. Difficulty sleeping is sometimes the first symptom of depression or other serious psychological problems. If you sleep poorly and feel depressed, anxious, or less emotionally responsive, there are many treatments that can help. Even if you do not have underlying sleep problems, taking steps to ensure adequate sleep will lead to improved mood and well-being.
Some people experience a serious mood change during the winter months referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorcer (SAD). In this podcast, Dr. Nina Walsh discusses the physiological basis of SAD, its symptoms and the variety of factors for treatment that must be considered to help restore the neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances that bring about SAD..
People have been aware of the health related dangers of air pollution for decades and governments around the world have worked to reduce smog and similar air quality problems. But there has been little progress to reduce the sound pollution that surrounds us daily. Perhaps it is because unlike smog, sound waves aren’t visible. If we could “see” sound, we might be alarmed by how much harmful noise we are exposed to every day.
In his book, Back in Control, Dr. David Hanscom focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that the medical world has largely overlooked: you must calm your nervous system in order to get better. Beyond any other book about back pain, Back in Control reveals how to quiet a turbocharged central nervous system and make a full recovery. Listen to our interview with him to find out how you can eliminate chronic pain from your life without surgery or drugs.
Many Americans are having a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep. In fact, over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic sleep disorder. Sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health, with sleep insufficiency linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called sleep insufficiency an epidemic.