Taking Z-drugs for Insomnia? Know the Risks
Z-drugs (prescribed for insomnia) may help you sleep, but also carry serious risks. FDA is adding its most prominent warning, a Boxed Warning, to the label. Find out the benefits as well as risks of taking Z-drugs.
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ConclusionsrTMS may have intrinsic effects on hypersomnia apart from its antidepressant effects in depressed adolescents. Future work should utilize sham controls and objective, quantitative measurements of sleep architecture to assess effects of rTMS in depressed adolescents.Clinical trial registryClinicaltrials.gov Identifiers: NCT00587639, NCT01502033, NCT01804270
The sleeping buddy is able to slow down users' breathing by simulating breathing rhythms a human body naturally adapts to. Developed by robotics students in the Netherlands.
Sleep disorders are common among PD patients and affect quality of life. They are often under-recognized and under-treated. Mechanisms of sleep disorders in PD remain relatively poorly understood. Improved awareness of common sleep problems in PD. Tailored treatment and evidence for efficacy are lacking. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview and update on the most common sleep disorders in PD. We review specific features of the most common sleep disorders in PD, including insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders and REM sleep behavior disorders.
Conclusion: We included 26 studies: only three studies focused on sleep as a main outcome, two with polysomnography (objective measurement), and one with subjective self-reported sleep, while all the other studies reported sleep problems among the adverse effects (subjective report). The only study available on disulfiram showed reduced REM sleep. Acamprosate showed no/little effect on self-reported sleep but improved sleep continuity and architecture measured by polysomnography. The two opioidergic drugs naltrexone and nalmefene had mainly detrimental effect on sleep, giving increased insomnia and/or somnolence compared w...
Conclusions: Results of this study indicate that the EMD was effective in promoting independent sleep onset and reducing disruptive bedtime behavior that maintained over time. The EMD should be considered to be a viable alternative to traditional extinction procedures for pediatric sleep disturbance. Implications for practice, limitations, and direction for future research are discussed. PMID: 31621416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
According to a recently-published interview with John Torous, MD, MBI, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, there are seven great evidenced-based mental health apps you should consider. Evidence-based means they’ve met the minimum requirements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have at least one randomized clinical research study that supports their use and effectiveness. The recommendation for these evidence-based mental health apps comes in an interview with Dr. Torous found in the Oct. 2019 issue of The Carlat Psychiatr...
More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?
Abstract Objective: The principal objectives of this study were to investigate relationships between objective sleep parameters, that is, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings, sleep efficiency, and sleep duration, and quality of life after mild to moderate stroke. Methods: The subjects were 112 first-time mild to moderate stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit. Physical functions, depression, anxiety, quality of life, subjective insomnia, quality of sleep, and fatigue were assessed at about 20 days after stroke. Objective sleep parameters were also assessed using a wrist-wor...
In conclusion, actigraphy event marker compliance is generally moderate or high, with older women exhibiting the highest compliance. C-factor predicts lower compliance, and this pattern may further translate to other circumstances. If compliance is important, clinicians may want to consider the effects of age, sex and C-factor. PMID: 31617625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]