Certain Prescription Insomnia Medicines: New Boxed Warning - Due to Risk of Serious Injuries Caused by Sleepwalking, Sleep Driving and Engaging in Other Activities While Not Fully Awake

MedWatch Alert on certain prescription insomnia medicines.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Sleep disorders in neurology and psychiatry are a heterogeneous group of disorders with diverse manifestations. Their proper diagnosis and treatment can help prevent secondary diseases and the worsening of concomitant conditions. Care structures for the treatment of sleep disorders should be further developed. PMID: 31709972 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than individuals who don't have any sleep difficulties, a recent study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The portable gadget targets the brain's hypothalamus region with electrical currents to promote a better night's sleep. It will be available to people in the UK next year.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Kang SG, Kim YK Abstract Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the treatment of choice for insomnia; however, it is not widely used due to a lack of experienced therapists and its relatively high clinical cost. Recently, Internet and mobile CBT-I have been developed to replace face-to-face CBT-I, and research on this topic has been increasing. In addition, attempts have been made to use wearable devices for sleep-wake estimation. Studies on digital CBT-I thus far have shown favorable treatment effects in general, but the problem of a high dropout rate has not been sufficiently improved. In a...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
In recent years, several GWAS (genome wide association studies) of sleep-related traits have identified a number of SNPs (single nucleotides polymorphism) but their relationships with symptoms of insomnia are ...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sleep;   Insomnia;   Pain;   Quality of Life Intervention:   Behavioral: Brief Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (BBTI) Sponsors:   Brigham and Women's Hospital;   Harvard Medical School;   National Football League;   Harvard University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Dementia;   Alzheimer Disease;   Circadian Rhythm Disorders;   Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder;   Insomnia;   Hypersomnia;   Cognitive Impairment;   Cognitive Decline;   Mild Cognitive Impairment;   Frontotemporal Dementia;   Neurocognitive Disorders;   Vascular Dementia;   Sleep Disorder;   Memory Impairment Intervention:   Behavioral: Tailored music listening intervention Sponsor:   University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsInsomnia symptoms, which were commonly seen after the earthquake, could longitudinally predict the development of PTSD and various somatic symptoms, and PTSD and headache could longitudinally predict the developments of insomnia symptoms among children and adolescent earthquake survivors. These findings highlight the importance of assessing and addressing insomnia symptoms in children and adolescents following a traumatic event.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Insomnia symptoms, which were commonly seen after the earthquake, could longitudinally predict the development of PTSD and various somatic symptoms, and PTSD and headache could longitudinally predict the developments of insomnia symptoms among children and adolescent earthquake survivors. These findings highlight the importance of assessing and addressing insomnia symptoms in children and adolescents following a traumatic event. PMID: 31701337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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