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Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

New research dispels some common sleep myths that prevent people from getting adequate rest and that may lead to health problems in the long run. Debunking common sleep myths is key for our overall health, suggests new research. Over a third of adults in the United States do not get enough sleep, according to the […]

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Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

Latest Sleep News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns. Among these myths: some people only need five hours of sleep; snoring is harmless; a drink before bedtime helps you fall asleep. “Sleep is a vital part of life […]

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CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask was tied to […]

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What causes asthma complications?

What causes asthma complications?

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs and respiratory system. It causes inflammation of the airways, which can make it hard to breathe. Asthma can present at any age. Symptoms can sometimes appear in infancy, while other people do not develop the condition until adulthood. The potential triggers of asthma can vary from person […]

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armodafinil (Nuvigil)

armodafinil (Nuvigil)

What is armodafinil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Armodafinil is an oral drug that is used to promote wakefulness. It is similar to modafinil (Provigil). Like amphetamines, armodafinil promotes wakefulness by stimuatIng the brain; however, the exact mechanism of action of armodafinil is unknown. Armodafinil may work by increasing the amount of […]

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Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy involves ‘sleep attacks’ that can interfere with daily activities. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle. The condition makes […]

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ramelteon (Rozerem)

ramelteon (Rozerem)

What is Rozerem, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ramelteon is an oral drug that promotes falling asleep and is used for treating insomnia. It acts by stimulating receptors for melatonin in the brain. Melatonin and its receptors control the circadian rhythm of the body which controls the sleep/wake cycle. Unlike many drugs […]

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Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

(HealthDay News) — A good night’s sleep is important for physical and mental health. Latest Sleep News Long-lasting sleep problems can increase your risk of anxiety or depression, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The NIH suggests these ways to manage insomnia: Talk to your doctor. Seek cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation therapy. Set […]

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triazolam (Halcion)

triazolam (Halcion)

What is triazolam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Triazolam is a drug that is used to promote sleep in individuals who have difficulty sleeping (insomnia). It is in the benzodiazepine family of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Insomnia is […]

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Beware of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Saving Time Begins

Beware of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Saving Time Begins

Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The switch to Daylight Saving Time can increase the risk of driver fatigue and crashes, but there are a number of ways to reduce the danger, an expert says. “Any time change can exacerbate drowsiness because your internal clock has not adjusted to the time […]