Using recreational cannabis to treat insomnia: evidence from over-the-counter sleep aid sales in Colorado - Doremus JM, Stith SS, Vigil JM.
This study seeks to understand whether people substitute between recreational cannabis and conventional over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medications. UPC-level grocery store scanner data in a multivariable panel regression design were used to compare the chang... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can science cure a broken heart?
New treatments involving anaesthesia drugs and neurofeedback could soon be used for getting over a breakupNothing is quite as shattering as a broken heart. A bad breakup has been known to trigger a range of psychological and physical symptoms, from nausea and insomnia to clinical depression. In more extreme scenarios,broken heart syndrome– when a person’s heart stops pumping blood properly after an emotional shock – can lead to death.Fortunately, recent breakthroughs suggest we may soon be able to beat it. In March, aSpanish study found propofol, a sedative used for anaesthesia, may also be able to mute t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dominique Sisley Tags: Neuroscience Relationships Psychology Life and style UK news World news Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Scented Sleep, Beyond BPA, Insomnia-Diet Link The Week That Wasn't: Scented Sleep, Beyond BPA, Insomnia-Diet Link
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Examining sleep over time in a randomized control trial comparing two integrated PTSD and alcohol use disorder treatments - Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Drummond SP, Angkaw AC, Norman SB.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is highly co-occurring with both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). This is concerning since insomnia contributes to worse substance abuse and PTSD, and a host of negative health consequences. No... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers say extended antidepressant use creates physical dependence
(American Osteopathic Association) Researchers explain symptoms associated with Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome and provide a schedule for tapering various classes of antidepressants. Patients who stop medication without tapering often experience flulike symptoms, insomnia, nausea, imbalance, sensory disturbances often described as electric shocks or 'brain zaps', and hyperarousal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study sheds light on 3 surprising links between sleep deprivation and female fertility
(Natural News) Research has proven that sleep deprivation affects both your mental and physical health. Data from studies have also found that not getting enough sleep can negatively impact female fertility. In a study published in the journal Sleep, scientists reported that women with insomnia are at least four times more likely to have fertility issues,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for sleep: Taking this mineral could help you sleep according to study
BEST supplements for sleep: With a staggering 95 percent of people suffering with insomnia reporting low energy levels and over 75 percent of these experiencing poor concentration at work, finding a natural alternative supplement to ensure a good night's rest is crucial for many. According to studies, what is the best supplement to take to help you get some crucial shut eye? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines Issued for Insomnia, Sleep Apnea in Current, Former Soldiers
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- In a new practice guideline, published online Feb. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations are presented for the screening, evaluation, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic insomnia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insomnia, work-related burnout, and eating habits affecting the work ability of flight attendants - Hu CJ, Hong RM, Yeh GL, Hsieh IC.
BACKGROUND: Work ability is an important component of occupational health assessments and reflects how a persons' physical and mental health affect their ability to perform their job. However, little is known about factors relating to the work abili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Cannabis could be an alternative treatment for pain and sleeping troubles
(Natural News) Pain and insomnia are two pretty common health issues, which is why there is no shortage of medication on the market targeting these conditions. However, individual sleep and pain meds and combination drugs like Tylenol PM come with a host of serious side effects that many people are unwilling to take on. Now,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder and insomnia: exploring a hypothesis of a common neurological basis using waking and sleep-derived heart rate variability - Eddie D, Bentley KH, Bernard R, Yeung A, Nyer M, Pedrelli P, Mischoulon D, Winkelman JW.
It remains unclear whether neurobiological dysfunction observed in major depressive disorder (MDD) and insomnia is an expression of common or independent bases. The present investigation sought to explore differences in heart rate variability (HRV)-a widel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Insomnia associated with traffic noise and proximity to traffic - a cross-sectional study of the RHINE III population - Janson E, Johannessen A, Holm M, Franklin K, Holst GJ, Gislason T, J ögi R, Lindberg E, Svartengren M, Janson C.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to traffic noise increases the risk of sleeping disturbance, but little is known about the effect of traffic-related air pollution on insomnia symptoms. We aimed to investigate the separate associations of self-reported proximity to tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

For Gen-X women, grappling with the anxiety and sleepless nights of midlife angst
After decades of doing everything right, and growing up at a time when women were told they could do everything, this was not how life was supposed to go. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Vander Schaaff Source Type: news

A natural remedy for sleep problems: Can acupuncture help with insomnia?
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and many scientific studies attest to its health benefits. Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic pain and nausea. But recent studies show that it can also be used to help people with insomnia. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional medicine and healing art that originated in China. It was developed around 100... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suvorexant May Improve Insomnia With Alzheimer Disease
Suvorexant does not appear to worsen underlying cognitive impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suvorexant May Improve Insomnia With Alzheimer Disease
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Suvorexant improves total sleep time (TST) in patients with probable Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia and insomnia, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Alzheimer's& Dementia. W. Joseph Herring, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression and anxiety mediate the relationship between insomnia and eating disorders in college women - Goel NJ, Sadeh-Sharvit S, Trockel M, Flatt RE, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Balantekin KN, Monterubio GE, Firebaugh ML, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB.
This study examined the associations between insomnia, anxiety, and depression in college women with eating disorders (EDs). Participants: Six hundred and ninety women from 28  US colleges who screened positive for an ED were asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers claim sleep tracking apps cause unnecessary stress, leading to insomnia and anxiety
(Natural News) Many of us struggle with insomnia, and when you wake up after a night of tossing and turning, it can be hard to say for sure just how much time you actually slept. However, if you’re turning to sleep apps or smart watches to help you pin down just how much shut-eye you’re... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who ’s Really At Risk For Poor Heart Health Due To Work Burnout?
The study was mostly focused on vital exhaustion, which is a combination of fatigue, irritability, and demoralization. This is far more than the average sleepless night or stressful deadline. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers claim sleep tracking apps cause unnecessary stress, leading to insomnia and anxiety
(Natural News) Many of us struggle with insomnia, and when you wake up after a night of tossing and turning, it can be hard to say for sure just how much time you actually slept. However, if you’re turning to sleep apps or smart watches to help you pin down just how much shut-eye you’re... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study
After living with insomnia for 12 years, our Research Editor ’s mom took part in a research study investigating the microbiome and sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep
It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned “night mode” settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blue light. But in December, a group of researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. published a paper in Current Biology challenging that notion. After exposing mice to lights that were different in hue but equal brightness and assessing their subsequent activity...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized sleep Wellness Source Type: news

Dana-Farber Sleep Education Class Helping Cancer Survivors Rest Better
BOSTON (CBS) – Many cancer survivors have trouble sleeping, so the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is offering a sleep education class to change that. Ken Giacoppo struggles with insomnia, and since being diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago, it’s gotten worse. “I’m just fatigued constantly all the time during the day, so I take cat naps,” he said. The stress of having cancer and the grueling treatments can all impact a patient’s sleep. “These are all insults to the system that may disrupt sleep that in the short term, people cope with reasonably well, but then as they persist, t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Cancer Dana Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Source Type: news

How to sleep: The Ayurvedic way to beat insomnia - top tips
HOW TO sleep: With a new decade upon us, many will be setting intentions for a healthier 2020. Whilst some may choose to focus on diet or exercise, many of us do not priorities one of the most vital components of health and wellbeing: sleep. How can you beat insomnia the Ayurvedic way? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news

Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs Average $4,500 for Many New U.S. Parents
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- If you're an expectant parent, you know you're in for some sleepless nights once the baby comes. What you might not expect is almost $5,000 in medical costs. A new study warns parents-to-be that average out-of-pocket costs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Sleep Drug With Claims Of Less Risk Of Unpleasant Side Effects
In studies, the drug was found to statistically improve sleep onset and maintain when compared to the placebo. Dayvigo was also not found to cause rebound insomnia, a common problem with some sleep medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Newly Approved Insomnia Drug Bests Zolpidem in Phase 3 Newly Approved Insomnia Drug Bests Zolpidem in Phase 3
In a case of unusual timing, the FDA approved lemborexant to treat insomnia the same week that investigators published phase 3 safety and efficacy findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses
Social media bots are promoting cannabis as a remedy for everything from cancer to insomnia and foot pain, according to an analysis of posts on Twitter.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can a lunchtime laser blast banish the curse of snoring? 
Two thirds of Britons blame their partner's snoring for sleepless nights. A new treatment uses tiny laser pulses to - its makers claim - minimise dreaded snoring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter bots tout cannabis as a cure-all despite few approved medical uses
(Reuters Health) - Social media bots are promoting cannabis as a remedy for everything from cancer to insomnia and foot pain, according to an analysis of posts on Twitter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Certain Foods May Help Postmenopausal Women Sleep Better
Eating foods like vegetables and nuts with a low glycemic index were tied to sounder sleep. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Insomnia Diet and Nutrition Sleep Vegetables Nuts American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Menopause Women and Girls Source Type: news

A Sleep Reset for the New Year
Sleep is critical for our health and well-being. Well has some ways for you to sleep better. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Sleep Insomnia Source Type: news

FDA Approves Dayvigo (lemborexant) for the Treatment of Insomnia in Adult Patients
December 23, 2019 -- Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito,“Eisai”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new drug application for its in-house discovered and developed orexin... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for Insomnia FDA Approves Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for Insomnia
The orexin receptor antagonist will be available in 5-mg and 10-mg tablets after DEA scheduling.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Psychomotor vigilance impairment during total sleep deprivation is exacerbated in sleep-onset insomnia - Hansen DA, Layton ME, Riedy SM, Van Dongen HP.
PURPOSE: Individuals with primary insomnia frequently report cognitive impairment as a next-day consequence of disrupted sleep. Studies attempting to quantify daytime impairment objectively in individuals with insomnia have yielded mixed results, with evid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Eisai Inc announces U.S. approval for insomnia drug
Japan-based drugmaker Eisai Co's U.S. subsidiary announced on Sunday that it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its insomnia treatment in adult patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA adds Boxed Warning for risk of serious injuries caused by sleepwalking with certain prescription insomnia medicines
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Sugar and white bread tied to older women's insomnia
(Reuters Health) - Older women who eat lots of sweets and processed grains may be more likely to suffer from insomnia than their counterparts whose don't consume much of these foods, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Increase in Sleep - Onset Insomnia
Postmenopausal women more likely to screen positive for OSA versus pre/perimenopausal women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Increase in Sleep-Onset Insomnia
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 -- Postmenopausal women more often have sleep-onset insomnia disorder and are more likely to screen positive for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Menopause. Sheida Zolfaghari, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke
Being an early bird, sleeping seven to eight hours a night, having no insomnia, not snoring and not being sleepy during the day were tied to better cardiovascular health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Heart Genetics and Heredity Stroke Source Type: news

Refined Carbs May Up Insomnia Risk in Postmenopausal Women
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 -- Diets with a higher glycemic index (GI) may be a risk factor for insomnia in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. James E. Gangwisch, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause may increase insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea risk
According to a study published inMenopause, postmenopausal women have an increased risk for developing insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Having trouble sleeping: What to know
Sleeping difficulties can negatively impact a person ’s health. Read this article to learn about the causes and treatment options available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia symptoms and obesity are associated with aggression independent of depression in patients with epilepsy - Lee SA, Kim HJ, Kim HW, Koo YS.
PURPOSE: There has been little research conducted into aggression in persons with epilepsy (PWE). We determine whether sleep disturbances and obesity are associated with aggression in PWE independent of psychological distress. METHODS: This was a c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis
Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those " refined " carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night? About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How diet may lead to insomnia
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news