Sleep Aids

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

Many people take sleep aids to help treat their insomnia. The Food and Drug Administration reminds consumers that some insomnia medication could inhibit their ability to drive safely.

Orexins Drug May Offer New Approach to Treating Insomnia

A new drug may bring help for people with insomnia, according to a study published in the November 28, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

The drug, suvorexant, blocks the chemical messengers in the brain called orexins, which regulate wakefulness. This is an investigational drug that is under review by the FDA. 

Therapy and Sleep Aids; Help for Pain and Sleep

A recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine found that behavioral therapy for insomnia coupled with pain medication improves the sleep of ailing patients. This is good news for people struggling with Fibromyalgia which is a medical syndrome that causes widespread pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints as well as sleep problems and chronic daytime fatigue.

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