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How to get a good nights sleep?

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In today’s competitive world, sleep is more of a luxury than a necessity. Sleep is important for the well being, both emotionally and physically for an individual. Insufficient sleep or no sleep has long lasting health and psychological disorders. If you have been experiencing insomnia, it may be due to a number of factors, including stress, anxiety or depression. In order to address your sleep problem, it is best to consult an experienced psychologist who can help you change your behaviou...
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I was talking t someone lately about apps for managing symptoms and was told about an app called Worry Box. While searching for that app, I came across this article about the best anxiety apps of the year. Some of these are already listed on our resources page, but I thought I'd link to the article as well. If you happen to try any of these out, please let me know what you think of them.
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Declining Mood in the Fall/Winter Months?

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In just a couple weeks, (November 2nd), we will turn our clocks back an hour. And, the days do seem shorter--it's dark when I wake up and it's dark long before I go to bed. Many of us struggle to adjust to the change for a few weeks, but weather it. For others, seasonally worsening mood is an aspect of dealing with a major mood disorder. People often complain of sleeping too much, gaining weight, and feeling perpetually fatigued, along with feeling more depressed.  Seasonal aff...
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A few months ago in group, we were talking about different things we find relaxing. We probably were in Coping group, working on distress tolerance. One group member suggested using A.S.M.R. I had never heard of such a thing. ASMR, a phenomenon called autonomous sensory meridian response, or A.S.M.R., designed to evoke a tingling sensation that travels over the scalp or other parts of the body in response to auditory, olfactory or visual forms of stimulation.Come to find out, youtube i...
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Stress and Sleep

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I heard an interesting piece this morning on NPR about how stress from the day is carried into sleep, or more accurately, how that stress keeps us from getting restful sleep.  You can listen to the story here. And helpful tips are provided.
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Better Sleep to Improve Mood and Reduce Anxiety

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A good night's rest is important for everyone. But, when symptoms of depression, mania, and/or anxiety are prominent, sleep often is disrupted. Of course there are many medications available to assist with sleep. But, there are also behavioral changes you can make which can help improve your sleep.
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Improve Sleep with CBT

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About 10% of the general population struggles with falling and/or staying asleep. When dealing with a mood disorder or anxiety, the numbers are even higher. Fortunately, there are medications to help with this problem. But, even with medication, people can struggle to get the sleep they want and need.
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