Treatment of Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia

Intermittent or middle-of-the-night (MOTN) insomnia afflicts 10-40% of adults in the US population. It is characterized by nocturnal awakenings with difficulty in returning to sleep afterwards. Patients report a variety of causes for these awakenings, but objectively, 90% of clinically significant awakenings are preceded by an episode of altered breathing…

APO-Zonisamide

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. APO-ZONISAMIDE Contains the active ingredient Zonisamide Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place…

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk…

Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study finds

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were included in the study sample. The participants included people in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Chicago; and Minneapolis. The research was led by Rosalba Hernandez,…

Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer’s pathology: Findings suggest novel, sleep-based diagnosis and treatment methods

Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer’s pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study of older men and women published in JNeurosci. These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is associated with disrupted…

Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors: Study is the first to describe sleep health consequences of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event. The researchers surveyed survivors two years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Results show that 94% reported experiencing subsequent insomnia symptoms after…

Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s level of education and prenatal depression: Findings show greater support for mothers who experience prenatal depression or cesarean delivery may be warranted

A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother’s level of education, prenatal…