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Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium

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

Sleep Disorders

Shift work and metabolic disorders.

Diabetes, obesity, CVD--all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.

How much less sleep do insomniacs get? What causes brainstem hyperarousal? Is insomnia heritable? If you snooze, you lose on this quiz!

Sleep apnea linked to depression in men

The association remained statistically significant even after adjusting for age, waist circumference, smoking, and other confounders.

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Circadian components are profound in depressive disorders, such seasonal affective disorder. This article introduces a course to be given at this year’s APA Meeting in Toronto, on melatonin and light treatment.

The human condition is such that all of us may be vulnerable to seasonal affective disorder. If placed in an environment sufficiently deprived of light we would all develop a reversible syndrome of major depression.

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.

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