Circady Insomnia Blog

Sleeping Medication and Non-pharmacological Insomnia Treatment

Posted by Angela Ballard on Aug 7, 2018 10:48:05 AM

We are so lucky. For so many of our minor daily aches, pains and little health concerns there are effective medicines available. Headache? There are (multiple) easy-to-use and generally safe pills for that. Overdid it on that run and your joints are sore? There’s a pill for that, too. Bee sting (and you’re thankfully not allergic)? Reach for an over-the-counter antihistamine. Occasional heartburn? You know what to do…

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Topics: CBT-i, Insomnia Treatment

Depression and Insomnia are Often Seen, and Treated, Together

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jul 11, 2018 8:49:00 AM

Depression and insomnia often go hand in hand and the relationship between the two conditions can be complicated. But regardless of whether your depression or your insomnia manifested itself first, you deserve to find relief. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Topics: CBT-i, Causes of Insomnia

Can’t Sleep? Here’s what Melatonin Can (and Can’t) Do to Help

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jun 19, 2018 7:49:00 AM

If you’ve done any poking around on the Internet in search of sleep solutions, you’ve likely come across discussions of melatonin. Similarly, your local pharmacy probably has a dizzying array of melatonin supplements on its shelves (I know mine does).

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Topics: CBT-i, Insomnia Treatment

Bedroom Basics: Fine-tune Your Room for Better Rest

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jun 11, 2018 4:25:00 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and wellbeing. More than a third of us, however, are not getting enough and our bedrooms could be partly to blame.

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Topics: CBT-i, Insomnia Treatment, Sleep Tips

The Best Insomnia Treatment You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: CBT-i

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jun 5, 2018 9:58:00 AM

You’ve tried warm milk, you’ve counted sheep (and goats and clouds), you’ve read all about melatonin and you’ve meditated. Your doctor says there’s maybe a prescription you can try, but you’ve heard about side effects and other issues. There must be another option, right?

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Topics: CBT-i, Insomnia Treatment

About Our Blogger

Angela Ballard

Angela is a specialist in sleep disorders and related illnesses. In this blog, she shares experiences in her personal life, and as a nurse dealing with such conditions.

Topics include:

  • Tips for managing your sleep
  • Information on insomnia and related illnesses
  • Diagnosis and treatment options

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