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...
- If you suffer from insomnia, read this (Seriously!). Ostransky, David // Fort Worth Business Press;8/15/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 31, p34
Focuses on the cause and prevalence of insomnia in the U.S. as of August 2003. Assessment of the societal impact of insomnia; Costs of the sleep disorder; Consequences of suffering from insomnia; Difficulty of determining the cause of insomnia.
- Zzzzzzzz. Holt, Jim // New Republic;10/7/91, Vol. 205 Issue 15, p25
Offers a look at the epidemic of insomnia in the United States. Causes of insomnia; Increase in the number of sleep clinics; Consequences of sleep deprivation; Classic remedies for sleeplessness; Health problems of chronic insomniacs.
- Does Effective Management of Sleep Disorders Improve Pain Symptoms? Roehrs, Timothy A. // Drugs;2009 Supplement, Vol. 69, p5
Co-morbid insomnia is a much more frequent problem than primary insomnia. In co-morbid insomnia, management of the underlying disease can improve sleep difficulty. Conversely, treating the sleep disorder may also improve the co-morbid condition. For example, patients with painful chronic...
- Eyes Wide Open. Stabiner, Karen // O, The Oprah Magazine;Jul2004, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p146
Suggest tips on managing insomnia. Types of insomnia; Example of several insomnia cases; Strategies and approach used in treating insomnia. INSET: Snooze Control.
- rude awakening. Conant, Eve // Vogue;Oct2006, Vol. 196 Issue 10, p409
The article relates the addition of news reporter Eve Conant to sleeping pills. After infrequent use of the sleeping pills for two years, it became difficult to doze off naturally. This condition is termed by sleep specialists as the pharmaceutically inspired trap rebound insomnia. Sleeping...