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Frequent Nightmares Can Be Treated By Image Rehearsal Therapy

Untreated, They Can Affect The Quality Of Life And Aggravate An Underlying Mental Illness, Such As Depression Or Anxiety

Having frequent nightmares is also known as dream anxiety disorder, which occurs in approximately 4% of adults. One of the treatment procedures is called image rehearsal therapy. It is used when nightmares are related to traumatic memories generated by stressful events, as in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The treatment consists in modifying the content of a nightmare by creating a new set of positive images and rehearsing the rewritten dream scenario while awake. There are additional treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, and prescription medications. Frequent nightmares can cause clinically significant distress, impairing quality of life. Impairment, and can aggravate an underlying mental illness, such as depression or anxiety. Click here for more details.

Scientifically-Backed Ways To Get Rid Of Anxiety

Among These Are Improving A Job On The Go And Avoid Constantly Checking For Errors

Handling things and events in life, or coping, in the correct way will help decreasing anxiety levels. One way, which might sound strange, is to avoid spending too much time in decisions and jump into action, even if it’s done badly. This even gives the opportunity to make corrections and fine tune it afterward. The idea is not oriented to performing a mediocre job, but to improve it on the go. Also, do not check constantly on the errors you make, but forgive them and correct them. Additional details click here.

Stress Is One Of The Causes Of Teeth Grinding

It Results In Flattened Or Chipped Teeth And Headaches Hen Waking Up

Stress can have effects on the body, such as headaches and loss of sleep. However, it can also affect the teeth in the form of teeth grinding or bruxism. It can happen unconsciously, or at night, while sleeping, resulting in worn, flattened or chipped teeth, and also in headaches when waking up or problems in the temporomandibular joint. Teeth grinding can also be a side effect of drugs for treating depression. Other studies have found a relationship between stress and periodontal disease, including gum infections. Click here for more info.

Hypertension-Lowering Diet Linked To Lower Depression Levels

Diet Helps The Gut Microorganisms, Which In Turn, Produce Hormones That Combat Depression

The DASH diet is based on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat dairy foods, and has been designed to fight high blood pressure. However, researchers have found out that it also helps to combat depression. Studies have proved that there is a link between our gut microbiota, the microorganisms in the intestine that help digest the food, and the mood. These microorganisms have an active role in the production of hormones that regulate our moods, such as serotonin and dopamine. To prove the link between a healthy diet and depression, researchers, evaluated the dietary habits of a group of people and compared it to the DASH diet, and to their mood. However, the most interesting finding was the effect of a healthy diet combined with antidepressant drugs. Additional details click here.

Learning To Differentiate If You Are Nervous Or You Have Chronic Anxiety

Nervousness Can Be Related To A Situation, While Anxiety Has Different Symptoms

In many cases, nervousness is confused with anxiety, or worse, with chronic anxiety. Nervousness is more situational and can have physical effects, such as the feeling of butterflies on the stomach. For example, nervousness about a job interview, a first date, or an exam. Once the situation passes, the nervousness and its physical effects go away. On the other hand, chronic anxiety is a mental condition, which includes at least one three of the following symptoms: lack of concentration, irritability fatigue, poor sleeping, and muscle tension. Also, while nervousness may cause trembling, anxiety also causes sweating and a faster heart rate. Anxiety also causes extreme tiredness and poor sleeping. Check all the differences between nervousness and chronic anxiety. Additional information click here.

Study: A Daily Dose Of Ibuprofen Could Prevent Alzheimer’S

This Drug For Back Pain And Headache Inhibits The Action Of A Substance Related To This Mental Condition

Ibuprofen is a quick way to treat back pain or headaches. Even though this mediation is oriented to pain relief, researchers have discovered that it could also be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It is based on the mechanism used by ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation caused by a substance related to this mental condition. This substance, an amyloid peptide called Abeta 42, is present in the saliva of adults with Alzheimer’s as well as adults with a healthy mental condition, but with a high risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s. According to the study, a daily dose of ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), could prevent Alzheimer’s in patients that have shown a high level of Abeta42. Additional info click here.

There Is A New Disorder Related To People Who Rely On Their Fitness Trackers For A Perfect Sleep

It Is Called Orthosomnia And May Induce Sleep-Related Anxiety Or Perfectionism.

There is a new sleep disorder derived from the use of sleep trackers. It is called Orthosomnia, and it affects people who are obsessive about the results of their sleep and fitness trackers. They believe that they are not sleeping enough, and have periods of insomnia related to restless sleep. The problem is that they are reaching these conclusions relying exclusively on their tracker data, convincing themselves that they have a sleep disorder when it is not true. As a result, they believe that they are not getting a perfect night’s sleep. Therefore, they trust more the tracker’s data, than the sensation they have after sleeping, whether it is fatigue, caused by a poor night’s sleep, or feeling energized, as a result of a restful sleep. The conclusion is that tracker’s bay me inducing sleep-related anxiety or perfectionism. Additional information click here.

Yoga, Meditation, And Tai-Chi Can Reroute DNA Processes

This Reroute Improves Well-Being And Prevents Inflammation

One of the techniques for lowering stress and anxiety are yoga, meditation, and tai chi. These activities are also called mind-body interventions, and studies have shown that they leave a molecular signature, which reverses the harmful effects of stress, specifically if it's related to inflammation. They cause the brain to route the DNA processes along a path that improves the body’s well-being. Also, these activities result in perceiving the situations in a different way, experience less stress and preventing the production of inflammatory proteins. More Information click here.

Anxiety Is A Mental State, But It Can Have Physical Symptoms

Among Them Are Gastrointestinal Problems, Dizziness, And Shortness Of Breath

Even though anxiety is originated in the mind, there are cases in which it can have physical symptoms. Among these are chest pain, a racing heart, gastrointestinal problems, shortness of breath and hyperventilation, among others. It interferes with the motor function of the stomach, preventing its relaxation in order to accept more food when eating. It can also be related to pain in diverse parts of the body. Click here for more info.

Study: 30% Of Patients With Heart Failure May Have Anxiety Or Depression

This Makes More Difficult For Them To Follow Guidelines For Diet And Physical Activity

According to studies, 30% of patients with heart failure have also symptoms of anxiety and depression, which have a high risk of worsening their cardiovascular condition. In heart failure, the heart is unable to pump enough blood, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath. Also, 13% of patients with heart failure have anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore, the presence of depression and anxiety in patients with heart failure may difficult following recommendations for diet, exercise and medication use. More Information click here.