Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem Tartrate Extended-release) Tablets CIV Improved Chronic Insomnia In Patients With Co-Morbid Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Sanofi-aventis announced results from a new study that showed Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) tablets CIV provided improvement in sleep onset, sleep maintenance and total sleep time for patients with co-morbid chronic insomnia and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) compared to placebo. Ambien CR also improved sleep-related next-day functioning measures. About the Study This study was […]

Researchers Reverse Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have shown that the effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance can be reversed when the naturally occurring brain peptide, orexin-A, is administered in monkeys. Their results are published in this week’s Journal of Neuroscience. “These findings are significant because of their potential applicability,” said Samuel A. […]

A Child’s Weight, Behavior Can Be Influenced By Length Of Sleep Duration

The duration of a child’s sleep can vary, depending on the time of day, week and year. Further, children who don’t get enough nightly sleep are more likely to be overweight and have behavioral problems, according to a study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Professor Ed […]

Nightmares In Preschoolers Are Less Prevalent, Trait-Like And Associated With Personality

Bad dreams in pre-schoolers are less prevalent than thought. However, when they do exist, nightmares are trait-like in nature and associated with personality characteristics measured as early as five months, according to a study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, led by ValĂ©rie Simard, under the direction of Tore […]

Researchers Hope To Provide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Answers

One of the most difficult things for people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is that many believe the condition to be a psychological, not physical affliction. New research by the Faculty of Kinesiology hopes to measure one of the syndrome’s most obvious symptoms – information that could help doctors in the diagnosis CFS. “Diagnosis […]

Intensive Care Quality Of Sleep Improved By New Drug, Reports Study

A new sedative drug has been shown to improve the sleep quality and comfort levels of intensive care patients, compared to the most commonly-used medication, according to research published in the journal JAMA. US and UK researchers compared the effects of the new drug dexmedetomidine with the commonly used sedative lorazepam, both of which reduce […]

Childhood Sleep-disordered Breathing Disproportionately Affects Obese And African-Americans

As the obesity epidemic grows in the U.S., doctors are discovering more and more far reaching health concerns for overweight children. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which can include various sleep behaviors ranging in severity from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), disproportionately affects children who are overweight and African- American, according to a new study published […]

Morning Jolt Of Caffeine Might Mask Serious Sleep Problems

With the holiday season’s hustle and bustle in full swing, most of us will race to our favorite coffee shop to get that caffeine boost to make it through the day. However, that daily jolt that we crave might be the reason we need the caffeine in the first place. “Many people won’t get enough […]

Debate Over Inclusion Of Sleep Apnea In The Standards For Driving

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disease that not many people know about although they may even suffer from it. Patients are unable to sleep and breathe at the same time: during sleep (and during sleep only) the throat collapses and air can no longer reach the lungs. Breathing stops despite frantic efforts and oxygen […]