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PTSD and Sleep: “Sleep problems are highly prevalent in Veterans with PTSD. Rather than just being a symptom of PTSD, the sleep problems can become an independent disorder over time that is uniquely associated with significant distress and impairment.” — from “Sleep Problems in Veterans with PTSD,” US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD
In the winter, we commonly make resolutions to start out the New Year that are related to self improvement. This is followed in some cases at midwinter by sacrifices defined by religious practices, such as Lent, in which we forgo something normally considered an extravagance. For those who sacrifice something in midwinter because of faith,…
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are known to challenge the various systems in the body to maintain the critical functional balance called homeostasis. The kidneys are two hard-working organs in the body which can also suffer from the long-term consequences of poor sleep. Likewise, kidney dysfunction can have an impact of sleep quality and quantity.