Circady Insomnia Blog

Sleep Struggles? Here’s Who You Can Turn To.

Posted by Angela Ballard on Sep 12, 2018 9:48:21 AM

If you’re struggling with your sleep, or with lack of sleep, the good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. There are professionals to help and you’ve got options. Here’s how to get started.

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Topics: Insomnia Treatment

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: Insomnia Treatment, CBT-i

Awake and Anxious? Tackling Insomnia and Anxiety

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jul 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Everyone gets worried or stressed occasionally and there are times when that heightened alertness can be helpful. Bedtime is NOT, however, one of them. Continue reading to learn how to recognize anxiety and insomnia together and some tips to help calm your nerves and improve rest.

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Topics: Insomnia Treatment

How to Fall Asleep: Expert Tips to Help Prevent Insomnia Tonight

Posted by Angela Ballard on Jul 6, 2018 10:17:35 AM

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You’re not alone. According to Psychology Today, 1 in 3 people is affected by insomnia.

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Topics: Insomnia Treatment

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: Insomnia Treatment, CBT-i

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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