Getting Teens Back To The Basics

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Getting the right amount of sleep at night isn’t as easy as it sounds. This is especially true for those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues. However, as we discussed last week, it isn’t just adults who are having trouble sleeping these days. Teens face the problem of having to wake up earlier for school than their bodies need, which often leads to anxiety and other issues. And, Psychology Today recently wrote an article, discussing how getting teens back to the basics can help them cope with stress and anxiety.

  • Nutrition – Food is our body’s fuel, and we need fuel to survive and perform. So, naturally, poor nutrition leads to poor performance. Unfortunately, when stressed, teens generally go for ease and convenience, and some will even skip meals entirely when stressed.
  • Sleep – Teens aren’t getting their recommended 8-10 hours of sleep, which means they aren’t getting a major anxiety/stress fighter. The piece says about two-thirds of 17-year-olds reported sleeping less than seven hours a night.
  • Exercise – Exercise has the ability to improve mood, increase energy, and decrease stress. Amazingly, a survey shared by the article reports only 20% of youth exercise once a week, if at all. It was also found that high stress teens reported 3.2 hours of internet use daily, while low stress teens reported 2 hours of daily internet time.

With our teens stressed to the max, it is important that they understand basic ways to feel better and healthier. Teens and adults, alike, can both use more sleep in their lives, especially to reduce stress and other issues. Dr. Jay R. Goldman knows that there are many treatment options available for those suffering from¬†insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other issues. And, that means that you don’t have to suffer in silence for another day. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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Should Teens Log Off Before Bed For Better Sleeping Habits?

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Are you or a loved one struggling with a consistent lack of sleep? You know how bad it feels to lose out on quality sleep for one night, but when it adds up, things get even more difficult. However, those struggling with insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues do have hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has treated patients in your shoes before, and helped them come out on the other side. He will help you get to the root of your issue, which is a major factor in overcoming your problem.

Is your teenager struggling with sleeping habits? In many cases, mobile device use can be to blame, and Psychology Today recently wrote an article, debating whether the bedroom should be a no-phone zone for teens.

  • Discussion – Having a discussion with your teenager will always be more effective than implementing rules out of nowhere. Talk to them about how checking social media before bed, and throughout the night, can negatively impact health, wellbeing and emotions. Show them respect and that their voice matters, and any change will be easier.
  • Routines – It can help to show your teenager some established bedtime routines. Encourage them to engage in a quiet practice, such as a shower, reading, or writing in a journal, to get them away from their phones before bed. You can also make a joint family effort, by creating a spot where phones get deposited before bed. Different things will work for different families.
  • Excuses – Regardless of how well you prepare for things, you need to expect excuses to come. Whether your teenager claims to use their phone as an alarm, or for any number of reasons, you’re going to want to be armed with knowledge on your side. For example, it might help your cause to let your teen know that acne is a side effect of poor sleep.

Convincing your teenager to put the phone away before bed (and for the night) is much easier said than done. However, establishing good sleep habits now can go a long way towards preparing them for the future. Sleep issues such as insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more can occur at many stages in life. But, Dr. Jay R. Goldman can help you overcome things with a number of different treatment options. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

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Insomnia Treatment Options

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Struggling to get the right amount of sleep at night can be incredibly frustrating. However, it is also a pretty common issue, and insomniacs make up about 10-35% of the population. Fortunately, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues do have hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has dealt with patients in your position before, and that experience helps him guide you in the right direction. Once you get to the root of your issue, you may find that sleep is much easier to come by.

There are a number of standard insomnia treatments out there, but each has its pros and cons. Psychology Today recently took a look at some of these options.

  • Natural – Natural remedies such as melatonin, magnesium and L-tryptophan may work well for some people. However, for those with moderate to severe insomnia, these probably won’t do the job.
  • Drugs – Although many people may fall asleep easier using prescription drugs, these often have side effects (some serious ones, too). In addition, they can be expensive, and require frequent visits to the doctor.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This treatment allows you to avoid using drugs, and provides excellent hope for a long-term cure. However, some people may find it time consuming, and difficult to find a qualified doctor (fortunately you have one in Dr. Jay R. Goldman).
  • Internet – A recent application called SHUTi has offered hope of being able to assist insomniacs. The treatment takes place online, and many patients have experienced success.

Has the time come to do something about your insomnia? Not getting enough sleep at night causes a number of issues, and isn’t something anyone should have to deal with. If you feel that your situation is hopeless, you haven’t stepped into the office of Dr. Jay R. Goldman. His goal is to get you back on the path to healthy, restorative sleep. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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The Many Causes Of Sleep Disturbance

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Has the time come for you to get more quality sleep at night? You have dealt with the consequences of inconsistent sleep for far too long, and you are ready to feel better. However, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other sleep issues may find that extremely difficult to achieve. Fortunately, you don’t have to simply accept mediocre sleep as reality for the rest of your life. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has many treatment options that can get you back on the path to healthy, restorative sleep.

Sleep disturbances come in many forms, as recently discussed by Psychology Today. Figuring out what is causing yours can go a long way towards helping you recover.

  • Primary insomnia – This refers to having difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or non-restorative¬†sleep that lasts for over a month.
  • Breathing-related sleep disorder – Is a sleep-related breathing condition causing daytime sleepiness or insomnia? This is your classification.
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorder – In today’s society of jet travel and shift work, circadian rhythm issues are common. This can lead to excessive sleepiness or insomnia.
  • Narcolepsy – This is a pattern of irresistible daily sleep attacks that take place for over three months. It can involve a number of other symptoms¬†as well.

Overcoming your sleep related issues can take time and effort. But, having a better understanding of what you are going through can make the process a little bit simpler. Those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues do have hope, though. Many patients have found success with help from Dr. Jay R. Goldman, and his treatment options. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

For more information visit http://www.palmbeachinsomniatherapy.com