Sleep Problems & Disorders - Insomnia

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. 

Internet Could Help Battle Insomnia

A recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that people who participated in an online program to treat insomnia actually improved their sleep.

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