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Drug may offer new approach to treating insomnia -- ScienceDaily

11/20/2014
03:22 | Author: David Perry

Insomnia treatment drugs
Drug may offer new approach to treating insomnia -- ScienceDaily

A new drug may bring help for people with insomnia, according to a new study.

The study was funded by Merck Research Laboratories. Story Source:

While taking the drug, participants' "sleep efficiency," which reflects the total amount of time they slept during a fixed, eight hour time in bed, improved by 5 to 13 percent compared to those taking the placebo. They also experienced 21 to 37 fewer minutes awake during the night after they had fallen asleep than those who took the placebo. "This study provides evidence that suvorexant may offer a successful alternative strategy for treating insomnia," said study author W.

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The management of insomnia an update - Australian Prescriber

11/19/2014
01:16 | Author: Emma Coleman

Extended release zolpidem
The management of insomnia an update - Australian Prescriber

Treating any underlying problem can help to alleviate the insomnia.. plan of change for the patient so that they should not need continued drug treatment.

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Insomnia Medications - The New York Times

9/18/2014
01:26 | Author: Lauren Ross

Insomnia treatment drugs
Insomnia Medications - The New York Times

Developed in the late 1980s, these drugs are now the preferred sedative hypnotic drugs for the treatment of insomnia. In general, these drugs.

Valerian root. Valerian is an herb that has sedative qualities and is commonly used by people with insomnia. Some studies have indicated that it may help improve the quality of sleep, but there have been few rigorous and well-conducted trials to prove it is effective.

Rebound Insomnia. Rebound insomnia, which often occurs after withdrawal, typically includes 1 - 2 nights of sleep disturbance, daytime sleepiness, and anxiety. In some cases, patients may experience the return of the original severe insomnia.

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What prescription medications can I take to treat my insomnia? - Ask

7/17/2014
03:52 | Author: Emma Coleman

Insomnia treatment drugs
What prescription medications can I take to treat my insomnia? - Ask

Several categories of medications, which I discuss below, are used to treat insomnia. (I've put a table listing specific medications in each.

zolpidem ** (Ambien, Ambien CR) Headache, daytime drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, drugged feeling Avoid combining these medications with alcohol and certain depressants (including antihistamines, muscle relaxants, and sedatives). Antidepressants* (for insomnia, nonrestorative sleep, and depression) Serotonin modulator.

trazodone (Desyrel) Dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, constipation or diarrhea, painful erections Certain antidepressants should not be used with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or during immediate recovery from a heart attack.

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