If you are recovering from an addiction, you will currently be overcoming the habitual, constant intake of drugs and/or alcohol that have chemically altered your body, brain and nervous systems. The abrupt deprivation of these substances can bring on post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), which is a stage of withdrawal that has the ability to last from weeks to up to two years. Insomnia is a common occurrence when recovering addicts are working through PAWS, and insomnia can
I never thought running a marathon was something I wanted to do. Or even any running thing — like a 5K race. I rarely came upon any "5K 'thing'" during my day-to-day life. But, when I did, it brought about a sense of ire; especially because it blocked roads and made it harder for me to commute in the city. However, as I had been living in Boston for a couple years, perhaps something planted in my mind that I was unaware of. Boston is, of course, the spot for one of the world'
Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due to side effects such as night sweats and disturbed REM sleep. Alcohol dependence and sleep disorders are often co-morbid – people suffer both at the sam