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The latest developments in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic approaches to treating sleep disorders.
First Comes Pain, Then Comes Insomnia
Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.
Sleep Protein Curbs Neuron Death in Parkinson
Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.
Glucocorticoids May Reset Biological Clocks
New therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s various clocks may be opening up.
Sleep Issues Feed Childhood Obesity
The odds of children becoming overweight go up with sleep-disordered breathing and short sleep duration, underscoring the need for early identification of these risk factors.
Sleep Apnea Risk Swells With Asthma
The risk of new-onset obstructive sleep apnea appears to be greater in persons who have asthma. Treating one may help the other.
Alcohol’s Sleep Disruption Rests on Homeostasis
Contrary to prevailing thought, alcohol promotes sleep by affecting homeostasis rather than circadian rhythms. So should drinking be used as a sleep aid?
Night Shifts Upset Sleep, Up Heart Death Risk
Sleep and the circadian system play a key role in cardiovascular health and antitumor activity. While disrupting sleep patterns, night shift work also increases the risk of mortality.
Managing Insomnia: A Cautionary Tale
In this video, Dr Karl Doghramji, describes the various agents available for managing sleep disorders and discusses the adverse effects associated with over-the-counter, nutraceutical, and prescription sleep aids.
What’s New Under the Moon—Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation
Insomnia—a sleep disorder that can pose impairments far more debilitating than than problems with cognition (eg, difficulty processing, unclear thinking).
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