Tag Archives: Insomnia

New Study Reveals Energy Drinks Disturb Sleep

Have you been having a little bit of trouble sleeping at night? A new study reveals that it may have something to do with the energy drinks you’ve been consuming.

About Belsomra: New Sleep Drug

As of August 13th, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Belsomra. Also called Suvorexant, Belsomra is used primarily for treating insomnia. It is meant to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. It is sold in tablet form.

Managing Sleep Disruptions During Menopause

There is one “M” word that strikes fear in the hearts of middle-aged (or those approaching middle age) women everywhere. It’s the dreaded menopause.

The Link Between Insomnia and GERD

A recent study has uncovered a significant relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep disturbances. According to the study, the relationship may be bidirectional with sleep disorders serving to induce gastrointestinal disturbances and GI issues or symptoms acting to worsen the problem of fragmented sleep.

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a medical condition that causes you to fall asleep two or more hours later than the average person, and results in you staying asleep for longer in the morning. According to the American Sleep Association, approximately ten percent of chronic insomnia cases are a result of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.

Revised FDA Dosages for Popular Sleeping Pills: Lunesta and Ambien

sleeping pills

If you have taken or currently take the prescription pills Lunesta or Ambien, it’s important to know that the US Food and Drug Administration has lowered the recommended dose for these sleeping pills.

Study Finds Drinking Tart Cherry Juice Helps Adults with Insomnia Sleep Better

We recently reported about a study touting kiwi as a possible natural sleep enhancer. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at Louisiana State University indicates that a ritual of drinking tart cherry juice in the morning and at night can help you sleep better throughout the night.

New Gallup Poll on Sleep

A recent Gallup poll reveals that 40 percent of Americans aren’t getting the recommended number of hours of nighttime sleep. The general recommendation for optimal sleep is seven to nine hours per night. The average amount of sleep among Americans across the board is 6.8 hours.

LED Lights and Sleep

It doesn’t take much to throw your circadian rhythm (your body’s internal sleep clock) completely off balance. Unfortunately, once you’ve done that, it can take quite a while to get your rhythm back so you can get a good night’s sleep once again. The really strange news, however, is that your alarm clock may even be one of the culprits keeping you up nights.

Lack of Sleep and the Immune System

image of the immune system

Lack of sleep can do more than make you grumpier than Oscar the Grouch. It can have an impact on your immune system, according to a study conducted by the Surrey Sleep Research Centre. Researchers found that poor sleep quality for just one week could impact hundreds of genes related to metabolism, response to stress, and our immune system, which helps to protect us from illness and disease.