Insomnia

Sleep Duration Linked to Tx Response in Depressed Patients with Insomnia

By June 05, 2017

Findings from the study suggest that a shorter sleep duration may be a risk factor for refractory depression.

Stair Walking Beats Caffeine in Sleep Deprived Adults

May 05, 2017

A 10-minute climb can increase both fitness and motivation, researcher says

Hip Fracture Risk Up in New Users of Sleep Aids

May 03, 2017

New users of sleep aids have fracture rate 2.5 times greater than peers not taking these drugs

Insomnia Rx Choice Often Dictated by Past Prescribing Behavior

March 02, 2017

Historical preference highly predictive of future prescribing behavior

Antidepressants Often Prescribed for Unapproved Uses

February 23, 2017

Trazodone for insomnia most common off-label use for antidepressants

A Promising New Treatment Option for Insomnia

December 01, 2016

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

Can Weekend Catch-Up Sleep Lower the Risk of Diabetes?

By January 19, 2016

A new study, by researchers at the University of Chicago, suggests that two consecutive nights of extended sleep a week can counteract the effects of reduced sleep times during the other nights of the week.

Sleep Patterns May Affect a Woman's Diabetes Risk

November 19, 2015

Researchers say adding two or more hours of sleep each night might be a warning sign

Sleeping 5 Hours or Less Could Put Some at Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

November 06, 2015

Five hours or less a night linked to reduced organ function in women

Short Sleep Duration Ups Odds of Metabolic Syndrome

July 23, 2015

Dose-response association, with 1.5-fold increase among those sleeping less than five hours

Light From E-Readers May Disrupt Sleep

December 23, 2014

Lower levels of melatonin and disruption of circadian rhythms seen with use before sleep

Can Eszopiclone Help ADHD-Associated Insomnia in Youth?

October 01, 2014

Insomnia and other sleep difficulties are estimated to impact as many as 50-60% of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, no products indicated for the treatment of insomnia are currently approved for use in the pediatric population.

CBT vs. Tai Chi for Late-Life Insomnia

September 26, 2014

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is better than tai chi for late-life insomnia, according to a new study.

Benzodiazepines Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

September 10, 2014

Benzodiazepine use is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, with exposure density correlating with increased strength of association

Primary Insomnia Treatment: Efficacy Outcomes by Drug Class

September 05, 2014

Differences in efficacy of medications to treat primary insomnia are often based on subjective, rather than objective, outcome measures.

More Galanin-Immunoreactive Neurons Linked to Better Sleep

August 25, 2014

For older adults, more galanin-immunoreactive intermediate nucleus neurons are associated with less fragmented sleep.

Later School Start to Help Older Kids Sleep, Pediatricians Urge

August 25, 2014

U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

Poor Sleep Quality Tied to Suicide Risk in Older Adults

August 14, 2014

Poor self-reported sleep quality is tied to an increased risk of suicide death within 10 years among older adults.

First-in-Class Drug Approved for Insomnia

August 13, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Belsomra (suvorexant; Merck) tablets for use as needed to treat insomnia.

Are Shift Work Sleep Disorder Treatments Effective?

August 13, 2014

Evidence for the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic interventions to treat sleep disturbances and sleepiness caused by shift work is lacking.

One-Third of ER Visits for Zolpidem Due to Overdose

August 12, 2014

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Report evaluated zolpidem involvement in ER visits that were linked to overmedication.

Interrupted Sleep May Be As Bad As Too Little Sleep

July 14, 2014

Interrupted sleep may be as harmful to cognition and mood as getting too little sleep.

Study Links Marijuana With Poor Sleep

June 05, 2014

People who use marijuana may have trouble falling and staying asleep and feel drowsy during the day, according to new research presented at SLEEP 2014.

New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans

May 29, 2014

'Sleep Well, Be Well' campaign is meant to raise awareness about the dangers of chronic lack of sleep and untreated sleep illness.

Sleeping Pills Up CV Events in Heart Failure Patients

May 23, 2014

Sleeping pills appear to increase the risk of major cardiovascular events in heart failure patients.

Chronic Sleep Loss Up to Age 7 Impacts BMI, Obesity Risk

May 19, 2014

For young children aged 6 months-7 years, chronic sleep curtailment correlates with increased body mass index (BMI) z score in mid-childhood and with higher overall and central adiposity.