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

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New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.

The older the age at which self-reported sleep disturbance was indicated, a Swedish study found, the higher the risk of Alzheimer dementia.

Difficulty with sleep is a common problem for people with chronic pain. Plus, it is well known that while pain medications cause sedation, they can also disrupt normal sleep cycles.

Increased orexin in this disorder is associated with disease severity, total tau protein levels, sleep impairment, and cognitive deterioration.

Sleep is fundamental to good health and sense of well-being. When either of these is affected, sleep quality needs to be a key consideration.

In what psychiatric disorder, if any, has wake therapy been useful to alleviate symptoms? Take the quiz and learn more.

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.

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