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26 Struggles Of Exhausted Insomniacs

Insomnia affects 48 percent of Americans occasionally and 22 percent of Americans every or almost every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The causes can vary from depression and anxiety disorders to the simple buildup of stress from everyday life. But what seems to remain constant …

The Misconceptions About Mental Illness We Need to Unlearn

Mental illness isn’t like a sinus infection. You can’t just wait it out or take a pill to make everything go away. Our brains are complex and …

Self Hypnosis For A Happy Brain

Hypnosis

One hour of therapy to cure insomnia?

<i>Natural Health News</i> – New research has found that a simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia.<p>In …

What Is the Science Behind Hypnosis?

<i>What is the science behind hypnosis?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist</i><p>Hypnosis …

Demi Lovato on Living with Mental Illness: 'I Am Functioning like a Very Happy Person Would'

Demi Lovato understands what it feels like to hit rock bottom. Now, it’s been nearly five years since she checked herself into rehab and was …

Psychedelics – A No-Nonsense Guide To Preventing A Bad Trip

The first thing to keep in mind is <b>the environment</b> that you are doing the psychedelic. Always make sure that your environment is safe, clean, and free …

6 Mindset Shifts to Help You Feel Positive During Life's Struggles

<i>(Photographer: Melissa Ya)</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Life is full of ups and downs. Even though we try to stay positive and happy, sometimes we just can't help but feel a little down. Things don't always go as planned. Disappointments, rejections, hurt, worries, illnesses, …

Introverts & Extroverts Have Different Brains: Which One Are You?

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

1 in 20 People Has Hallucinated

About 1 in 20 people in the general population has experienced at least one hallucination in their lifetime that wasn't connected to drugs, alcohol …

Sleep, pain and exercise

Sleep is an essential biological phenomenon, and sleep deprivation causes various physiologic and behavioral changes in the body. It has been shown …

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Windows 10

Failed Insomnia Treatments: One Man's Journey

For years, I have wrestled with insomnia, which doctors agree is the leading cause of my tossing and turning. In order to help my fellow-sufferers, I have compiled a catalogue of suggested remedies, tested by me.<p><b>Ambien</b><p>Ambien worked fairly well for me. I didn’t fall asleep, per se, but I did believe …

Hypnosis Can Help You Overcome Trauma And Quit An Addiction

“Our tribe was invaded and they were setting the huts on fire,” Steve Buchheit remembers. “My wife and daughter were in one of them, and the invading …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

How I keep screens from causing me insomnia

I started wearing sunglasses at night<p>One of the best night’s sleep in recent memory was when I was engrossed in a print edition of the Harry Potter series. I recall falling blissfully asleep to dimly lit paper pages of adventurous wizards and waking up with a surge of sustained focus. At the time, …

The best trick for beating insomnia might be trying to stay awake

As the clock ticks on and on you know that you'll be even less rested the next day, it makes the stress even worse, like the universe is laughing at you.<p>It turns out, there is a counterintuitive solution to insomnia. As students sitting through morning lectures everywhere know, <b>the trick to falling</b> …

People could become more compassionate by taking a drug that prolongs dopamine's effects on the brain, study finds

Would the world be a better place if people could be made more sensitive to the suffering of others?<p>Scientists in California have been pursuing the …

Sugar Addiction Is Real, and Here’s How It Happens

Source: iStock<p>Research has shown that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. What happens when you become addicted to sugar? The packaged …

Nutrition

Do This Tonight to Boost Your Chances of Having Sex Tomorrow

It's surprisingly easy.<p>When you’re juggling a job, workouts, and maybe even wrangling your kids, sex sessions might be the first thing to get the boot. Well, it’s time to get sex back on the schedule—not only does it just feel good, it also comes with a wealth of awesome health benefits. One easy …

Slightly less demanding cookery books

Do you own cookery books that sit unloved and unused, gathering dust on a shelf? If only those books were less <i>demanding</i>, then they might actually be …

The disastrous events that would break the internet

Could the internet ever be switched off – or destroyed? Chris Baraniuk investigates what it would take to bring down the network we all now rely on.<p>The internet is unbreakable. At least, we think it is. That’s why when something goes extremely viral, such as pictures of Kim Kardashian’s bottom or …

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.<p>Proust, for instance, rarely left his one-bedroom apartment in …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …