Monday, May 28, 2012

Insomnia part 4: Sleep Resources

May is National Better Sleep Month

Related Insomnia blog posts in this series:
Sleep Medications
Short Courses: Learn Acu-tack to Treat Insomnia in Servicemembers

[Videos are at the end of this post]

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for all forms of Poor Sleep and Insomnia--more articles
  1. Comprehensive, including REM cycle information--"Pleasant Dreams" by Andrew Rader, L.Ac., MS. Acupuncture Today. February 2004, Vol. 5, issue 2.
  2. Circadian cycles, night shifts, insomnia research, and insulin resistance, "Wake Up and Go to Sleep:  Sleep Deprivation and Its Cost on Our Health" by Andrew Rader, L.Ac., MS.  Acupuncture Today.  April 2008, Vol. 9, Issue 4.
  3. More on REM cycles vs. "rest" cycles of sleep. "How to Sleep Better" by Kaleb Montgomery, DTCM. Acupuncture Today. June 2006, Vol. 07, Issue 06
  4. Review of New England Journal of Medicine study on sleep deprivation tradition in American medical students; culture of sleep deprivation in working parents; connect to TCM diagnostics.  "Wake Up to Sleep Deprivation!" by Nancy Post, MAc, PhD.  Acupuncture Today.  December 2006, Vol.7, issue 9. 
  5. "Traditional Chinese Medicine Encourages Restful Sleep:  Alternative treatment for Insomnia, Nightmares, or Fitful Sleeping".  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
  6. The Learning Channel's How Stuff Works posted an article, "How to Treat Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Medicine" by Bill Schoenbart, L.Ac. and Ellen Shefi, L.Ac.

Insomnia and Good Sleep Hygiene:
The Navy’s “10 Top Tips for Tip Top Sleep”
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Improving Sleep, a successful alternative to prescription
medications for insomnia.
"Sleep Keeps You, Your Unit Strong" posted on Madigan Army Medical Center's website
Mayo's Napping Do's and Don'ts
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The 2012 annual meeting will be in June, SLEEP 2012.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) publish research and sleep studies in the
following journals:SLEEP and Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM)

Insomnia and Stress, including Combat Stress and TBI -related Insomnia:
Blog posts
A Well-Rested Warfighter is an Effective Warfighter and the Warrior Sleep Kit
Combat Stress vs. PTSD
Acupuncture and Combat Stress, TBI, and Traumatic Stress
Brain Injury Awareness and TBI articles and resources
Short Courses: Learn Acu-tack to Treat Insomnia in Servicemembers
Stress-Relief Acupuncture
Meditation for Combat Stress

How is your Sleep Hygiene?
Female Soldiers and their Wounds of War, and What is the Training Level of My Acupuncturist?
Managing Traumatic Stress,
Resilience in a Time of War
FOCUS and FOCUS for Couples programs
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Energywork for Military Families

The OASIS program--Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support
related Stress Continuum blog post

The Navy’s Tips on Building Resilience
Resilience and Spirituality, a Navy article

Free Online and Phone Counseling for Stress
Online and phone counseling—free services through
Military OneSource or 1-800-342-9647 or online counseling site
The D-STRESS LINE or 1-877-476-7734
TriWest Online Free Counseling--see video
Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
National Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
The Safe Hotline, Sexual Assault Support for the DoD community 1-877-995-5247 or 911
You Tube videos:
Better Sleep Council’s Sleep Environment check
Better Sleep Council on Buying a Mattress
Better Sleep Council on Tips for Sleeping better with your Partner

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