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Sleep Disorders

Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium

The latest developments in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic approaches to treating sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders

Bright light may be responsible for suppression of nocturnal pineal gland production.

Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.

Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.

New therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s various clocks may be opening up.

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.

The risk of new-onset obstructive sleep apnea appears to be greater in persons who have asthma. Treating one may help the other.

Contrary to prevailing thought, alcohol promotes sleep by affecting homeostasis rather than circadian rhythms. So should drinking be used as a sleep aid?

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