From his clinical work and research on sleep, psychologist Charles M. Morin, PhD, a Professor in the Psychology Department and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at University Laval in Quebec, Canada says that ten percent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia. In a study released in the recent issue of Sleep Medicine Alert published by the NSF, Morin outlines how CBT helps people overcome insomnia. Clinicians use sleep diaries to get an accurate picture of someone’s sleep patterns. Bedtime, waking time, time to fall asleep, number and durations of awakening, actual sleep time and quality of sleep are documented by the person suffering from insomnia.
Quitting the pill means you may miss out on other health benefits, including a decreased risk of ovarian, uterine cancer , and possibly colorectal cancer, though research is ongoing. The use of hormonal contraception and its protective role against endometrial and ovarian cancer. Grimbizis GF, Tarlatzis BC. Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology, 2009, Oct.;24(1):1532-1932. Oral contraceptive use and risk of colorectal cancer. Fernandez E, La Vecchia C, Franceschi S. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 1998, Jun.;9(3):1044-3983. And the longer you’re on it, the more protection you’re afforded, Dweck says.