Insomnia

Alzheimer Disease Linked to High Cumulative Doses of Zolpidem in Elderly

Alzheimer Disease Linked to High Cumulative Doses of Zolpidem in Elderly

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Zolpidem has been associated with memory loss and decline in cognitive function.

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

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Over 33% of older adults have reported using medication to help them sleep.

Melatonin Effective for Children With Autism and Insomnia

Melatonin Effective for Children With Autism and Insomnia

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The treatment was effective in patients with autism with or without comorbid ADHD or neurogenetic disorders.

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia

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There are guidelines that should be followed when treating patients with insomnia.

Mental Health Improved with Online Therapy for Insomnia

Mental Health Improved with Online Therapy for Insomnia

Digital CBT is linked to reduced insomnia, paranoia, and hallucinations for university students.

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

A doctor who prescribed a particular insomnia medication in the past was 3 times as likely to continue prescribing the same drug

Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure may help significantly improve sleep quality index scores in the elderly.

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Interventions with clinical massage or guided imagery may help ease pain and anxiety in patients in a progressive care unit.

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

A marked improvement in daytime sleepiness was observed in patients who underwent surgical weight loss procedures.

Poor Sleep Quality, Short Duration May Increase Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Poor Sleep Quality, Short Duration May Increase Risk of Gestational Diabetes

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Women who were pregnant and slept for less than 6 hours per night or had poor sleep quality had a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Internet-Based Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

Internet-Based Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

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Over 56% of SHUTi patients were still in full remission at 1-year follow-up.

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

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The study supports previous findings of hyperarousal of the inflammatory system as a mechanism of insulin resistance.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

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Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

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Reduced REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation, while insomnia was associated with a 29% increased risk.

Menopause Transition Associated With Worsening Insomnia

Menopause Transition Associated With Worsening Insomnia

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Women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms after 10 years of follow-up.

Sleep Disturbance Common in Chronic Pain

Sleep Disturbance Common in Chronic Pain

Opioid usage may exacerbate the problem.

FDA Elevates Warning for Psychomotor Impairment With Ambien

FDA Elevates Warning for Psychomotor Impairment With Ambien

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Vehicle drivers and machine operators should be warned that there may be a possible risk of adverse reactions the morning after taking the medication.

Addressing Sleep Problems To Improve Seizure Control in Epilepsy

Addressing Sleep Problems To Improve Seizure Control in Epilepsy

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Some patients who are approaching seizure control can achieve improvement or seizure freedom by addressing sleep issues.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Insomnia in Menopause

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Insomnia in Menopause

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The telephone-based treatment would allow for broader patient utilization.

Sleep Disruption Alters Pain Sensitivity

Sleep Disruption Alters Pain Sensitivity

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Sleep disruption alters positive affective pain modulation.

ACP Guidelines: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy First-Line Treatment for Insomnia

ACP Guidelines: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy First-Line Treatment for Insomnia

Drugs should only be considered in insomnia if CBT is not successful.

Insomnia May Alter White Matter Tracts in Right Brain

Insomnia May Alter White Matter Tracts in Right Brain

Primary insomnia patients have lower FA values in regions in the right brain.

Patients With Fibromyalgia Struggle to Stay Asleep

Patients With Fibromyalgia Struggle to Stay Asleep

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Despite a greater sleep drive, patients with fibromyalgia struggle to stay asleep.

Disrupted Sleep Affects Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Integrity

Disrupted Sleep Affects Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Integrity

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Researchers identify connection between disordered sleep, cardiovascular health, and subcortical infarcts in older adults.

Comorbid Insomnia Contributes to Brain Changes in Fibromyalgia

Comorbid Insomnia Contributes to Brain Changes in Fibromyalgia

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Comorbid disease types appear to elevate dysfunction in the brain.

Lead Exposure May Contribute to Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness in Children

Lead Exposure May Contribute to Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness in Children

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Children with an elevated blood lead level were more likely to struggle with insomnia and daytime sleepiness.

Partial Reinforcement May Help Maintain Treatment Gains in Insomnia

Partial Reinforcement May Help Maintain Treatment Gains in Insomnia

Poorer sleep continuity was noted for intermittent dosing with 10 mg zolpidem.

'Low and Slow' Treatment of Insomnia Might Not Be Ideal

'Low and Slow' Treatment of Insomnia Might Not Be Ideal

The results are in contrast to current "low and slow" treatment strategies for insomnia.

Sleeping Less Than Seven Hours Raises Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Sleeping Less Than Seven Hours Raises Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

The link is dose dependent, with risk increasing with less sleep duration.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Insomnia in Mental Illness

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Insomnia in Mental Illness

Patients with psychiatric disorders who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom of both conditions improve.

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