Positive Results for Lemborexant in Insomnia Disorder Study

By October 17, 2018

SUNRISE 2 is an ongoing long-term efficacy and safety study (N=900) of adults (aged 18 to 88 years) with insomnia disorder who have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

New Drug-Free, Over-the-Counter Sleep-Aids Available

By April 11, 2018

The Pure Zzzs Melatonin Gummies contain 1mg of melatonin per gummy in addition to lavender, chamomile, valerian root, and lemon balm.

Trends in Sleep Duration Evaluated Among U.S. Adults Over 14-Year Period

By January 19, 2018

Sleep duration increased across survey years both on weekdays and weekends.

Wearing Amber Lenses Before Bed May Benefit Patients With Insomnia

December 21, 2017

Improvements in Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale and significant delay in reported wake-up time

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.