Social networking sites can help enhance treatment for insomnia, anxiety and depression.
How did you sleep last night? How about the night before? Could you be suffering from insomnia? If the answer to the last question is “yes”, don’t worry, you are not the only one! Approximately 1 in 4 people suffer with insomnia. And some people don’t see their insomnia as a disorder. Whereas others may have tried all the drugs in the market to get a good nights sleep.
Insomnia affects all age groups. Insomnia affects women more often than men. The incidence tends to increase with age. It is typically more common in people in lower socioeconomic (income) groups, chronic alcoholics and mental health patients. Stress most commonly triggers short-term or acute insomnia. If you do not address your insomnia, however, it may develop into chronic insomnia.
Insomnia sufferers may find relief in social networks, as these sites can be used to combat the lack of sleep. Social networking sites can help enhance treatment for insomnia, anxiety and depression, as these sites allow insomniacs the ability to access friends, family and therapists at any time of the day.
What’s keeping you up at night? Some of the current techniques used to analyse insomnia include cognitive behavioural therapy, which can be used to combat this condition. Therapists analyse patterns of activity that affect their sleep. Cognitive behavioural therapy provide insomnia sufferers exercises through computer learning activities to better understand behavioral patterns.
Therapists also advocate people interact with other people to better understand insomnia sufferers interactivity patterns. In particular, the increasing use of social networks can help find better ways to solutions in cognitive behavioural therapy treatments. The way in which people are immersed in social networking activity, and finding out how many times each day insomnia sufferers access social networking activities, enables therapists ability to diagnose insomnia.
On another note, people regularly report how they feel through tweets and status updates that would often feel strange or be inappropriate when asked in a normal conversation. In these instances, health related content, particularly regarding insomnia, written by real people, suffering from medical conditions, are increasing in both supply and demand.
Insomnia can be isolated from depression or anxiety by analysing cognitive behavioural therapy. It may be that insomnia is more than just a symptom of depression. It may unravel the mood disorder and may be an early warning sign of depression.
If you suffer from insomnia talk to a doctor about your options. Changes in your diet, exercise regime, and lifestyle are sometimes enough to get rid of this condition. If it gets really bad, medication might be added to help you sleep better. Otherwise, go online as see what others are doing about their insomnia.
Insomnia and social networking can work together to help treat insomnia symptoms.
Social Medicine is a new world of social networking, that promotes exchange of knowledge, ideas and information, making user experience an energizing and a rewarding one.
Social-medicine.org is putting the social back into all things medical. Designed to help individuals dealing with particular illnesses, help share their thoughts, experiences, and knowledge with others who experience the same condition. It is designed to be a social, fun and a relaxed way to learn and share information. Its emphasis is on connecting people and has all the social networking features and functionality expected.
Social-medicine.org is differentiated from the other medical social networking sites as it primarily focuses on illness sufferers within the health communities. Social Medicine fosters a community support experience, where real people in similar situations come together, to circumvent negative feelings like disconnection and loneliness, and focus on improving self-esteem, understanding, communication, relationships, and peer support.
Please also find further information on the about page http://social-medicine.org/about/ and a YouTube video on Social Medicine’s functionality at http://youtu.be/MSz1sfJoa2o