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Patients With Treatment-Resistant Insomnia Taking Nightly

5/7/2014
02:55 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Prescription drugs for insomnia
Patients With Treatment-Resistant Insomnia Taking Nightly

Some chronic insomnia patients who take nightly prescription medication achieve less than optimal results. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the.

The average patient reported insomnia for a decade and took prescription medication for sleep for a mean of 4.5 years. Although 100% of the sample used nightly sleep drugs, only 20% believed medication was the best solution for their condition. As evaluated by self-report and polysomnography, these patients exhibited moderay severe insomnia across most measures. Only a few differences were noted between groups.

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Prescription Sleep Aid Use Among Adults United States, 20052010

11/16/2014
06:30 | Author: David Perry

Prescription drugs for insomnia
Prescription Sleep Aid Use Among Adults United States, 20052010

NOTE: Sleep aids include all hypnotic drugs and four antidepressant or sedative medications commonly prescribed for insomnia or depression.

Three percent of adults with less than a high school education reported using sleep aids in the past 30 days, compared with 3.9% with a high school diploma and 4.4% of adults with greater than a high school education ( Figure 3 ).

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Yinong Chong, Cheryl D. Fryar, and Qiuping Gu are with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

Yinong Chong, Ph.D.; Cheryl D.

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