Review: Sedative-hypnotics increase adverse effects more than they improve sleep quality in older persons with insomnia
- Pharmakotherapie der Insomnien: State of the Art. Perlis, Michael; Spiegelhalder, Kai; Voderholzer, Ulrich; Hornyak, Magdolna; Klöpfer, Corinna; Berger, Mathias; Hajak, Göran; Riemann, Dieter // Somnologie;May2007, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p74
The pharmacotherapy of insomnia has been discussed controversially in the last 20 years. Based on meta-analyses of the relevant literature about hypnotic substances and other pharmacological agents an overview on the pharmacotherapy of insomnia is given. The analysis encompassed benzodiazepine...
- Insomnia may trigger depression in elderly. // GP: General Practitioner;7/1/2005, p4
This article informs that according to two U.S. studies, elderly patients with persistent insomnia are at much higher risk of developing a major depressive disorder. The researchers said insomnia may represent a risk factor which could be treated to delay or prevent new-onset or recurrent...
- YaÅŸlÄ±da Uyku Sorunu. Yazgan, Pelin // Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Turkiye ;oct2009 Supplement, Vol. 55, p67
Sleep is an active, complicated and organized condition. Various changes occur in sleep with aging: a) latent period is prolonged; b) sleep duration becomes shorter; c) sleep time is variable; d) tendency to sleep is increased but wakening becomes quicker. Insomnia is the most common sleep...
- Add-on prolonged-release melatonin for cognitive function and sleep in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a 6-month, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. Wade, Alan G.; Farmer, Mildred; Harari, Gil; Fund, Naama; Laudon, Moshe; Nir, Tali; Frydman-Marom, Anat; Zisapel, Nava // Clinical Interventions in Aging;2014, Vol. 9, p947
Purpose: A link between poor sleep quality and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has recently been suggested. Since endogenous melatonin levels are already reduced at preclinical AD stages, it is important to ask whether replenishing the missing hormone would be beneficial in AD and whether any such...
- TEEN insomnia. Hope, Stephanie // Australian Table;Oct2004, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p108
Provides information on a study on the percentage of teenagers in the U.S. who have sleep disorders. Effect of insomnia on the school performance of teenagers.
- The Reliability of a New Sleep Screening Questionnaire for Large Population-Based Studies: The Third Nord-TrÃ¸ndelag Health Study. Engstrøm, Morten; Ødegård, Siv Steinsmo; Sand, Trond; Stovner, Lars Jacob; Zwart, John-Anker; Hagen, Knut // Open Sleep Journal;2011, Vol. 4, p14
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability of a new sleep questionnaire (sHUNT-Q) used in the Nord TrÃ¸ndelag Health Study 3 (HUNT 3) performed between 2006 and 2008. Six of nine items were modified from a Norwegian version of the Karolinska Sleep questionnaire (KSQ)....
- news flash. // Good Health & Medicine;Sep2007, p17
The article reveals that women suffer from insomnia more than men, according to a survey by Britain's Sleep Foundation. The survey found that 66 per cent of women had one to three sleep-disturbed nights each week, compared to 50 per cent of men.
- Your snooze solutions. // Good Health (Australia Edition);Jul2013, p60
The article presents information on several devices and products which help in improving sleep quality including the Re-Timer light device for shift workers and people with insomnia, a device for avoiding snoring, and Chillax Natural Sleep Drink to increase melatonin levels.
- Insomnia: a Major Problem. Sahley, Billie J. // MMRC Health Educator Reports;2006, p1
The article provides information related to insomnia. The author relates that sleep problems plague 40 million people yearly. Stress, anxiety, depression, grief and chronic pain are the primary factors for insomnia. Stress lowers the levels of neurotransmitters and the master controller...