Sleep disturbance

Publication Title: 
Rheumatology International

To systematically search for the availability of evidence for exercise impacting on sleep for people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Two reviewers independently searched seven electronic databases, identified and extracted relevant studies by applying eligibility criteria. Sources of bias were assessed independently by two reviewers using the Cochrane bias assessment tool for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale for non-RCTs. Data were synthesized using a level of evidence approach.

Author(s): 
McKenna, Sean
Donnelly, Alan
Fraser, Alexander
Comber, Laura
Kennedy, Norelee
Publication Title: 
Current Sleep Medicine Reports

Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) for insomnia and sleep disturbances are receiving increasing clinical and research attention. This paper provides a critical appraisal of this growing area investigating the application of MBIs for people with insomnia and sleep disturbance. First, we discuss the theoretical justification for how mindfulness meditation practice may affect sleep processes.

Author(s): 
Garland, Sheila N.
Zhou, Eric S.
Gonzalez, Brian D.
Rodriguez, Nicole
Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Acupuncture is being adopted by cancer patients for a wide range of cancer-related symptoms including highly prevalent psychological symptoms like depression, anxiety, insomnia, and impairment in quality of life. Pharmacological treatment of prevalent symptoms like anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance can contribute to the high chemical burden already carried by cancer patients, creating additional side effects. As a result, patients and providers alike are interested in evidence-based nonpharmacologic alternatives like acupuncture for these symptoms.

Author(s): 
Haddad, Nadia Elisabeth
Palesh, Oxana
Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a prominent complaint of cancer patients that can significantly affect their quality of life and symptoms related to sleep quality. Conventional drug approaches have a low rate of success in alleviating those suffering insomnia. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of cancer-related insomnia. METHODS: A total of 12 databases were searched from their inception through January 2016 without language restriction.

Author(s): 
Choi, Tae-Young
Kim, Jong In
Lim, Hyun-Ja
Lee, Myeong Soo
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