Waking In The Middle Of The Night May Be Natural

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Do you remember the last time that you were able to successfully get a good amount of sleep at night? You probably remember waking up feeling particularly refreshed – a feeling that you don’t have often enough. But, if you are suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or another condition that is plaguing your sleep pattern, there remains hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has treatment options available that can bring you back to the path of restorative sleep. He understands that, oftentimes, there is a root to your issue, and that part needs to be dealt with.

Sometimes, insomnia is caused simply by overthinking things. As soon as you start pressuring yourself to fall asleep, sleep becomes that much more difficult to obtain. However, as recently reported by Psychology Today, it is important to realize that waking up in the middle of the night may actually be a natural function. Studies have shown that some of us may be wired to sleep in a biphasic pattern, where we sleep for four hours, wake for a few, and then sleep for four more. Regardless of your current schedule, it is important to realize that it may be a natural process for your body.

When you accept that your sleep pattern may be normal, you are taking the first step towards a cognitive behavior technique that may work for you. Dr. Jay R. Goldman believes very strongly in these practices, and he has seen them work for many patients. The bottom line is that you don’t have to suffer in silence for another day. The right treatment can put you back on the path to healthy, restorative sleep. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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

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Aging & Sleep

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Getting the right amount of sleep at night is something that is easy to take for granted. This is, of course, until you can’t manage to achieve it anymore. Those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other related issues may all find that excellent night of sleep elusive. However, it is important to remember that sleep is not a luxury – it is a biologic necessity. And, as recently discussed in Psychology Today, aging impacts our sleep patterns.

Sleep extends far beyond giving our bodies a time to rest. Sleep is responsible for allowing our brains to re-pattern, and allows our brain cells to form new connections. As we age, we experience a decreased continuity in sleep, marked by an increased number of arousals. Although this may have helped our ancestors deal with nocturnal predators, it does little to help us out in the current world. Listening to your body, including waiting until you actually feel tired to go to sleep, is an ideal situation.

When you aren’t getting the right amount of sleep at night, life becomes extremely difficult. Ordinary, simple tasks end up seeming like impossible mountains to climb. That is why Dr. Jay R. Goldman works so hard to make sure you are able to overcome your issue. He knows that once you get to the root of your problem, it will be much easier to get back on the path to healthy, restorative sleep. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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

Lack of Sleep May Cause Lack of Empathy

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Do you remember the last time that you were able to get enough sleep at night? You probably woke up extremely fresh, but it is the kind of feeling you haven’t experienced much since. To be sure, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues have an uphill battle to climb. The good news is that there are treatment options available that can begin to lead you back on the path to restorative sleep. Dr. Jay R. Goldman would love the opportunity to show you that you can overcome your obstacles, and feel better about life again.

There is no doubt that a lack of sleep can cause a number of problems in your life. However, did you know that not getting enough sleep can actually cause you to have a lack of empathy? A Psychology Today article recently looked at how a bad night’s sleep can lead to a very short supply of compassionate behavior. Though it was already known that problems sleeping can create negative effects on cognitive function, less was known about the effects on empathy. The newer study did show the connection, which makes insomnia in health care workers a potentially critical issue.

Eventually, you are going to grow weary of the sleepless nights. After all, when you aren’t getting the right amount of sleep at night, all of life’s tasks can seem difficult. That is why Dr. Jay R. Goldman works so hard to help you overcome your issue. After you get to the root of your problem, you may find that it is a lot easier to get some restorative rest. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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

Make Sure To Take Care Of Your Brain

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There are many issues that can lead to problems getting enough sleep at night. Insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a number of other issues can all plague your life in different ways. Fortunately, when it comes to these types of problems, Dr. Jay R. Goldman has solutions that can go a long way towards turning your life around for the better. You may just be surprised how much simpler everything seems when you are getting restorative sleep. He will help you figure out ways to take care of your brain, and as a recent Psychology Today article highlighted, that can be critical.

  • Playing catch up – Some people try to “catch up” on sleep during the weekend. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that, and consistent lack of sleep and fragmented sleep can lead to depression, or cause elevated mood in bipolar disorder patients. Going to bed and waking up at the same time, seven days a week, is the ideal situation to achieve.
  • Food – Healthy foods aren’t just important for your body. They will also help out your brain health. They don’t have to break the bank either, as long as you focus on the right options, while avoiding junk food. Healthy portion sizes are also much smaller than we have become accustomed to eating.
  • Exercise – Exercise is another thing that positively impacts both the body and mind. You have to overcome the thought process that you’re too tired to exercise, or that there isn’t enough time in the day. Physical activity actually increases energy, and it doesn’t take going to the gym. Simply taking the stairs at work can make a difference.

The aforementioned ideas can start to turn the tide of your sleeping issues. However, there is a chance you may need to dive deep into a psychological issue with Dr. Jay R. Goldman. He has seen just about everything over his years in the business, and he is well equipped to help you through your problem. The bottom line is that you don’t have to suffer in silence for another minute. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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

Easy Techniques To Improve Sleep

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When you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, the world can seem like a difficult place. Even the simplest of life’s daily tasks become major chores, and all you want to do is find a way to sleep more at night. Fortunately, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues can find solutions. Oftentimes, a situation can snowball when a lack of sleep causes psychophysiological insomnia, or a fear or concern of sleeplessness that can cause insomnia by itself. Cognitive-behavior therapy has been shown to offer great results, and you can also try these simple tips, shared by Psychology Today.

  • Timing – Waking up at the same time every day can go a long way towards improving sleep. Each cell has a 24 hour clock, and when you wake up at the same time every day, it anchors your biological clock to work right.
  • Light – Believe it or not, light can treat depression, increase alertness, and turn on parts of the immune system. If you need help waking up in the morning, get some light as soon as possible. The process can have a positive impact on your sleep.
  • Move – Exercise is extremely important when it comes to sleeping. Even if you are stuck at a desk, or can’t afford an athletic machine, there are ways to get moving. Fit people sleep better, and it is worth giving a shot.

Do you need to find a way to get better sleep at night? The path to restorative sleep isn’t always a simple one, but it is always worth the journey. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has many treatment options that can get you to exactly where you want to be. However, the first step is in your hands, and that is getting in touch with his office. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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

What Is The Right Amount Of Sleep?

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At some point, you are going to start getting tired of feeling tired. Not obtaining enough sleep at night is associated with many health risks, and it is something worth getting under control. Luckily, those who are suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues do have hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman offers many treatment options that can turn your life around for the better. When you have the chance to get back on the path to restorative sleep, you should go for it.

However, it is worth asking just how much sleep we really need. As reported in a recent Psychology Today piece, the answer is not necessarily what you would think. Though different people require different amounts of sleep, getting between six-and-a-half and seven-and-a-half hours at night is actually quite normal for many people. So, those seeking out sleep help (through medication or otherwise), are too focused on treating the numbers, when no issue may exist. As long as you feel refreshed, are not usually sleepy during the day, don’t take long afternoon naps, are able to concentrate, and not depressed, there is no reason to force yourself to sleep more.

If you need help with your sleeping habits, you are not alone. And, those issues can be compounded when you are suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or a number of other issues. Dr. Jay R. Goldman understands what you are going through, and will work tirelessly to ensure you can overcome your issue. You may just be surprised how much simpler life’s tasks can be when you are getting enough rest at night. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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Grab That Office Power Nap

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Not getting enough sleep at night can have major consequences. Those who don’t sleep well often end up with fuzzy thinking, poor memory, and sometimes even fall victim to anxiety or depression. However, if you or a loved one is suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or other related issues, there are options available. The office of Dr. Jay R. Goldman specializes in a number of treatments to get you back on the path to restorative sleep. Napping may end up giving you a necessary boost, and if your workplace allows it, Psychology Today recently discussed essentials for your office power nap.

  • Surface – Unless you are lucky enough to have an employee nap room, you will most likely need to make your own sleeping space. This usually requires a footrest or foot hammock to elevate your feet, or even a backpacker’s sleeping pad.
  • Pillow – Whether you go with the popular U-shaped pillow, or an inflatable or camping alternative, a comfortable pillow is critical.
  • Noise – You’ll want to block out the noise for your quick snooze. Everything from ear plugs, to noise-cancelling headphones, to a white noise machine can work wonders.
  • Light – If your office is exposed to the light, an eye mask will be a necessity. They even have ones that go around your eyes, so you can avoid messing up any makeup.

Of course, not every job will allow the opportunity to grab a quick snooze. However, with increasing research outlining the importance of staying fresh, this option may be slowly gaining steam. Whether you have the ability to nap or not, getting the right amount of sleep at night is something that everyone can benefit from. So, if anything is preventing you from getting your eight hours, it is time to do something about it. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

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