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Sleep related Immunodeficiency and Auto-Immune disease

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Does Sleep Disturbance Cause Immune System Disease? Some auto-immune and immune deficiency diseases you’re just born with. So chronic lack of sleep offers no causal explanation of those conditions, although it may well make them worse.  But many others develop during the course of living life.  Here chronic sleep disturbance often plays as causal role. … Continue reading "Sleep related Immunodeficiency and Auto-Immune disease"

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Sleep Disturbance and Diabetes

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Many people are aware that Type-2 Diabetes involves failure of the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Many people are also aware that Type-2 Diabetes involves insulin insensitivity.  Insulin insensitivity produces increased inflammation. Many, many health websites describe how Type-2 diabetes exacerbates inflammation in the body. Much less well publicised is how the chain of … Continue reading "Sleep Disturbance and Diabetes"

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Sleep Related Blindness

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Ischemic optic neuropathy (a sudden onset blindness) is also essentially the result of long term inflammation.  The blindness results from a thrombosis in the arteries or veins feeding the optic nerve.   This causes by a loss of blood flow to the optic nerve, the starvation and death of the nerve fibres.  Like Cardiovascular disease, the … Continue reading "Sleep Related Blindness"

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Sleep Related Cardiovascular Disease

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

It turns out that heart disease with its arterial sclerosis and consequent hypertension is the result of long term inflammation.  Both arteries and veins as well as the whole circulatory system can become inflamed due to malfunctioning immune cells.  And the main trigger for their malfunctioning seems to be too much blood sugar.  When arteries … Continue reading "Sleep Related Cardiovascular Disease"

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Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 2

3 July 2019/ Sleep Related Issues

In the last part we looked at a number of serious diseases caused or somewhat caused by sleep disturbance and a number of different diseases that can cause sleep disturbance.  In this part we’ll look at other causal factors of sleep disturbance related to disease and how hypnotherapy can help. Medications to beware of Insomnia, … Continue reading "Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 2"

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Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 1

23 June 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Good Sleep We can all see how good sleep helps… …people to stay younger for longer.  The term “beauty sleep” is part of our English idiom and we’ve all seen people with small children gradually become more haggard and “run-down” until they can get back to a better sleep situation. However, few people realise that … Continue reading "Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 1"

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What are the causal factors of sleep disturbance?

27 February 2018/ Sleep Related Issues

Since there are many different kinds of sleep disturbance, the causal factors are extremely varied. The Paradox of Medication Many psychological, pharmaceutical and environmental factors can bring about disturbed sleep, and disturbed sleep WILL exacerbate any psychological problem and many physiological problems.  In fact, often the very medication designed to relieve undesirable symptoms can over … Continue reading "What are the causal factors of sleep disturbance?"

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What is Sleep Disturbance?

27 February 2018/ Sleep Related Issues

“Sleep is the only medicine that gives ease…” Sophocles (Philoctetes) Dysomnias and Parasomnias When people think of Sleep Disturbance they usually think of Insomnia. However, the truth is, there are many kinds of ways your sleep can be disturbed. Broadly speaking, sleep specialists divide the disturbances into two categories: Dysomnias and Parasomnias. Dysomnias are conditions … Continue reading "What is Sleep Disturbance?"

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