Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found. An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unraveling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological condition. Source 1z.
wouldn't it be something if they could fix all the world's maladies?!? Of course, we'd definitely need a way off this rock and to another planet then. We'd overpopulate it PDQ.
Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills. Lay people tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. It is possible that insomnia itself causes many of the conditions that it is seen as a symptom of. Using previous research that shows that insomnia causes a decrease in blood flow in the front dorsal lobe of the brain, which correlates with depression, the authors seek to establish a link between insomnia and depression. Source 4z.