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Medical News Today: Can you overdose on melatonin?
Melatonin is a natural supplement used to help people sleep. It varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

FDA Turns to Emerging Tech for Opioid Crisis
It will take more than medication alone to win the battle against opioid addiction, and now U.S. clinicians finally have a device-based therapy to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. FDA granted a new indication to Innovative Health Solutions for its NSS-2 Bridge nerve stimulator. The new indication was reviewed under FDA's de novo pathway. “There are three approved drugs for helping treat opioid addiction. While we continue to pursue better medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, we also need to look to devices that can assist in this therapy,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. G...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Non suicidal self-injury, emotional eating and insomnia after child sexual abuse: are those symptoms related to emotion regulation? - Demirci E.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to assess the effects of child sexual abuse (CSA) on emotion regulation (ER) in adolescents and to evaluate the relationships between non suicidal self-injury (NSSI), emotional eating, insomnia and emotion disregulati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inhaler for insomniacs? Inventor of cannabis inhaler says users wake up refreshed
(Natural News) No matter what timezone you’re in, each night millions of people struggle with insomnia. However, ICANSLEEP, a cannabis inhaler, can be the answer to this sleep disorder. The product, which looks like an inhaler, can allegedly help you fall asleep in 10 minutes or less, claims the ICANSLEEP’s inventor. When used, the cannabis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk
Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptide involved in cerebral plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia linked to alcohol-use among adolescents, says Rutgers University-Camden
(Rutgers University) 'Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use, and alcohol use a risk marker for insomnia, among early adolescents,' writes Rutgers-Camden researcher Naomi Marmorstein in the study, published recently in the journal Addictive Behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep
The belief that we have insomnia may disrupt physical and emotional health regardless of whether we sleep well or poorly, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sleepless nights may affect brain as much as alcohol
Scientists say they've discovered how sleep deprivation can disrupt brain cells' ability to communicate with each other, leading to temporary mental lapses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Outdoor light at night and the prevalence of depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviors: a cross-sectional study in a nationally representative sample of Korean adults - Min JY, Min KB.
BACKGROUND: Outdoor light at night (LAN) is an increasingly prevalent type of environmental pollution. Studies have demonstrated that outdoor LAN can disrupt circadian rhythms, potentially contributing to insomnia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel
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Source: NPR Health and Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Insomnia is associated with road accidents. Further evidence from a study on truck drivers - Garbarino S, Magnavita N, Guglielmi O, Maestri M, Dini G, Bersi FM, Toletone A, Chiorri C, Durando P.
BACKGROUND: Sleep-related problems are known risk factors for road accidents. However, very few studies have investigated the role played by insomnia and its components, and no data are available for a population of occupational drivers at risk, such as th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death
Insomnia has wide-ranging implications when it comes to health outcomes. New research suggests it may be a factor in the heightened risk of kidney disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

6 tips for a better night's sleep
(Natural News) We are a sleep-deprived nation. National health groups estimate that nearly a third of us lack sleep, with more cases of chronic insomnia being reported every day. While there are many studies and opinions about how many hours each person needs to sleep — along with how well those hours are spent —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Z-drugs and risk for falls and fractures in older adults-a systematic review and meta-analysis - Treves N, Perlman A, Kolenberg Geron L, Asaly A, Matok I.
OBJECTIVE: zolpidem, zopiclone, eszopiclone and zaleplon, also known as 'Z-drugs', are commonly used as alternatives to benzodiazepines (BZDs) to treat insomnia. Z-drugs are often perceived as safer than BZDs. We conducted a systematic review and meta-anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Adverse reaction with suvorexant for insomnia: acute worsening of depression with emergence of suicidal thoughts - Petrous J, Furmaga K.
A 59-year-old woman on daily peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure received care at an outpatient psychiatric clinic for her diagnoses that include major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and insomnia disorder. Although there was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of late life depressive symptoms on the trajectories of insomnia symptoms during antidepressant treatment - Gebara MA, Kasckow J, Smagula SF, DiNapoli EA, Karp JF, Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF.
The objective of this study was two-fold: 1) to describe longitudinal trajectories of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Boost immunity and enjoy better sleep with plants in the bedroom that are recommended by NASA
(Natural News) Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say that you need plants in your bedroom to beat certain ailments like colds, insomnia, and difficulties in breathing. The plants can also decrease anxiety and stress, improve mood, and get rid of airborne pollutants in your room, thus making the environment better for asthmatic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health issues lose jobs each year
Employers urged to adopt six mental health core standards to support staff Related items fromOnMedica Mental health first aid campaign announced to mark World Mental Health Day Spot warning signs of mental health issues among over 55s, GPs urged Mental health services commissioning ‘in crisis’ Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues Mental health/behavioural issues account for nearly 1 in 3 fit notes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a good night's sleep can protect against fear
Time spent in the dreaming phase of sleep influences activity in brain regions associated with fear learning. This may help predict susceptibility to PTSD. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Online CBT for Insomnia Also Cuts Paranoia, Hallucinations Online CBT for Insomnia Also Cuts Paranoia, Hallucinations
Online CBT for insomnia effectively treats the sleep disorder and also dramatically reduces the subsequent occurrence of psychotic symptoms, including paranoia and hallucinations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Insomnia and depression: risk factors for development of depression in male Japanese workers during 2011-2013 - Nishitani N, Kawasaki Y, Sakakibara H.
OBJECTIVES: This 3-year cohort study was conducted to investigate the relation between insomnia and development of depression in male workers, and to clarify the association between the severity of insomnia and the onset of depression. METHODS: Sel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE: Is Insomnia a warning of Dementia?  
Insomnia is a huge problem for many people in Britain, with more than 15 million prescriptions for sleeping tablets issued each year. But tablets are not a solution, writes Dr Ellie. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple self-reported sleep measures are differentially associated with cognitive performance in community-dwelling nondemented elderly - Bernstein JPK, Calamia M, Keller JN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between daytime and insomnia-related sleep problems with different domains of cognitive functioning and determine whether subclinical depressive symptoms and age moderate these associations. METHOD: A total of 903... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to become a lucid dreamer
How can you gain control of your nightly dreams and influence their outcome? Researchers reveal the most effective lucid dream induction techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Your Natural Sleep Trigger
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Sleeping a solid 7 to 9 hours every night should be the most natural thing in the world. But insomnia has become an epidemic. And modern medicine does very little to help you restore natural rest. Big Pharma’s answer is to knock you out with drugs. That’s not the same as sleep. “Sleep aids” like Ambien, Lunesta, and others cause dizziness, headache, depression and anxiety. They can lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss and hallucinations. Some people report sleep-walking, and even unconscious sleep-eating or sleep-dr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Multiple self-reported sleep measures are differentially associated with cognitive performance in community-dwelling nondemented elderly - Bernstein JPK, Calamia M, Keller JN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between daytime and insomnia-related sleep problems with different domains of cognitive functioning and determine whether subclinical depressive symptoms and age moderate these associations. METHOD: A total of 903... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can staring at Dodow's blue dot help you beat insomnia?
Staring at the ceiling, willing sleep to come to no avail, is a wearing nightly trial for up to a third of British adults. I should know — I’m one of them. For most of my life, I’ve struggled to get to sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helpful For Women In Menopause
(MedPage Today) -- Depressive symptoms improved in women experiencing insomnia, hot flashes (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A greater extent of insomnia symptoms and physician-recommended sleep medication use predict fall risk in community-dwelling older adults - Chen TY, Lee S, Buxton OM.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Cross-sectional studies suggest that insomnia symptoms are associated with falls in later life. This longitudinal study examines the independent and interactive effects of the extent of insomnia symptoms (i.e., multiple co-existing insomn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Insomnia Drugs May Cause Falls in Older Adults
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Source: AARP.org News - October 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Talk therapy may help relieve menopause-related sleep problems and depression, a new study suggests. Insomnia -- an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep -- and depression are common in menopausal women. " Given the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Older adults with insomnia may fall even more when on prescription sleep meds
(Penn State) Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lettuce 'Cure' for Depression, Stroke, Thromboembolism
[Guardian] Can eating meals rich in lettuce provide relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, indigestion, lack of appetite, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and thromboembolism? CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The cancer-stress connection
It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news

‘I’m Not a Bad Person.’ Man Apologizes for Wrong-Way DUI Crash That Killed 5
(SCRANTON, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania man who acknowledged he was driving drunk before a wrong-way crash that killed five people apologized to the victims’ families before he was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. Thirty-year-old Gennadiy Manannikov, of Lake Ariel, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in July to five counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the January 2016 crash. Before sentencing, he said poor judgment put him behind the wheel. “I’m not a bad person,” Manannikov said. “I made a bad choice that night.” State police say Manannikov drove ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Sleep Spindle Density May Influence Success of CBT for Insomnia Sleep Spindle Density May Influence Success of CBT for Insomnia
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UCLA offers depression screenings for incoming students
Emilia Szmyrgala turned into a zombie during midterms and finals -- a sleepless, non-showering, isolated study monster focused entirely on acing her exams. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public poll finds severe mental illness is still misunderstood
Low awareness is leaving some without the right care Related items fromOnMedica Public wrongly thinks schizophrenia means a ‘split personality’ New tool aims to pinpoint most cost effective mental health strategies Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share What makes an outstanding mental health trust? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell if you've had a good night's sleep
Sleep problems are common, but can we really tell how well or how badly we slept? Sleep trackers might help, but they don't always reflect how we feel. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

HealthWatch: People With ADHD Losing Sleep; Break From Diet Can Help Weight Loss
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that up to 11 percent of kids ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but could your child just be sleep deprived? A recent analysis found that 75 percent of children and adults with ADHD also have disruptions in their biological clocks, causing them to fall asleep later and sleep less. But it is unclear what comes first, if sleeplessness contributes to ADHD or if ADHD causes sleep problems. While more research is needed, experts say there may be a significant number of kids and adults diagnosed with ADHD who could benefit from better sleep....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Weight Loss Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Parenting, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer
People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: The Campaign Against Killer Radio Waves
[Daily Maverick] Some people steadfastly believe that radio waves from cellphone towers, electrical wires and microwave ovens, make them sick. They cite symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, muscle pain and nausea. Some say they cause cancer. And all those people are wrong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death
Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news