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Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at BMO Capital Markets Healthcare Conference on August 5, 2009

... Waking up during the night is the most frequent insomnia symptom reported in the general population. Based ... middle of the night awakenings reported that this insomnia symptom persisted for at least six months, and ... unnecessary sedative-hypnotic exposure in the insomnia patient population. Such statements are based on ...

Sleep Training Provides Much-Needed Shut-Eye

... with chronic onset insomnia, sleep maintenance insomnia or both. After undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which meant learning to identify ... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about insomnia . -- Robert ...

Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly

... we are." The second study found that men with insomnia who sleep fewer than six hours each night are ... examined in a sleep laboratory. Men with insomnia who slept five or fewer hours a night had a more ... risk of dying during the study period; men with insomnia who slept five to six hours a night had a ...

Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed

... researchers suggest. People with primary insomnia reported that they slept better after trying ... Sleep Societies, in Seattle. Primary insomnia is described as difficulty getting to sleep or ... National Institutes of Health. While most insomnia occurs along with another physical or mental ...

In Some Insomnia Patients, Brain Just Won't Shut Down

... June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with primary insomnia have a neurochemical abnormality that makes it ... (GABA) in 16 adult men and women with primary insomnia and 16 men and women deemed normal sleepers. Primary insomnia is difficulty falling sleep or staying asleep at ...

Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked

... -- A genetic link between anxiety, depression and insomnia has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said ... that, as has been seen in previous studies of insomnia in adults, diagnosable insomnia in children aged 8 to 16 years is moderately ...

Can't Sleep? Try Online Therapy

... techniques and bedtime habits may ease insomnia FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- ... The audiovisual material included information on insomnia and relaxation techniques such as deep breathing ... American Academy of Sleep Medicine has more on insomnia . -- Jennifer ...

Ignoring Insomnia Costs America $42 Billion a Year

... Research Paper Examines the Burdens of insomnia and Potential Solutions NEW YORK, May 27 ... showing the lag in the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia translates to billions of dollars in lost ... in the American workforce. CMPI also estimates insomnia is responsible for at least $42 billion in direct ...

Pills Plus Psychotherapy Can Beat Insomnia

... persistent insomnia. "When we treat persistent insomnia in adults, we can use cognitive behavioral ... the researchers, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia helps to re-teach patients good sleep habits. ... the combination group reported relief from their insomnia versus 39 percent of the CBT-alone group. ...

Video: NSF Enlists Renowned Women's Health Expert to 'School' America on Sleeping Smart

... anyone who has been experiencing symptoms of insomnia for more than a month, or who finds that sleep ... sleep per night. Men and women are insomnia is nearly twice as common in affected the ... insomnia. likely than men to report insomnia to their ...

Insomnia Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

... or attempts, although it's not clear whether insomnia actually makes people want to kill themselves. ... Warsaw in Poland. Researchers have connected insomnia to suicide before. But the new study, said to be ... "For people who are suffering from insomnia over some period of time, it affects all aspects ...

Tired of Sleepless Nights?

... Solutions Available for Women Suffering from insomnia LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- For ... far more likely than men to report symptoms of insomnia (63 percent to 54 percent). One of the reasons many women continue to live with insomnia is the perceived lack of viable solutions. Nearly ...

New Survey Highlights the Significant Impact of the Economic Downturn on Europe's Sleep

... in Europe, in the US it is estimated that insomnia costs society up to $107 billion a year(2). ... of World Sleep Day, Lundbeck is undertaking insomnia awareness activities in countries across the ... CE, Franklin M, Bramley TJ. Current landscape of insomnia in managed care. Am J Manage Care 2007; 13(Suppl ...

Drive Alert, Arrive Safe - Better Sleep Could Cut Serious Road Accidents By A Third

... large number of accidents and deaths. People with insomnia are also up to seven times more likely to be ... restless legs syndrome, and psychophysiological insomnia are among the most common alterations of sleep. ... it is estimated that direct and indirect costs of insomnia amount to $107.5 billion. Sleep deprivation has ...

Using Sleep to Manage Headaches May Cause Insomnia

... sleep it off, but they run the risk of developing insomnia by disrupting their normal sleep patterns and ... normal physiological drive to sleep, thus causing insomnia which is a trigger for TTH," said Dr. Frederick ... Further studies are needed to determine if insomnia actually causes headaches (or vice versa) or ...

Insomnia Costs Billions in Lost Productivity

... Canadian study likely underestimate the costs of insomnia in the United States by a wide margin. "One of ... of the bedroom including insomnia," she said. insomnia becomes a secondary diagnosis, discovered only ... lexicon, which is related to the fact that insomnia in the United States is not a primary diagnosis ...

Drug Effective for Temporary Sleep Disruptions

... drug tasimelteon helps treat temporary insomnia caused by jet lag or night shifts, according to ... III trial included 411 people who had transient insomnia induced in a sleep clinic by a five-hour advance ... for the treatment of patients with transient insomnia associated with circadian rhythm sleep disorders, ...

Dramatic 'Wearable' Herbal Solution for Insomnia

... Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American insomnia Association, over 20 million Americans suffer from chronic insomnia connected to a range of triggers such as stress, ... Cap(TM) is an innovative product that allows insomnia sufferers to enjoy a sound, uninterrupted sleep. ...

Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance

... Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with primary insomnia have a specific neurochemical imbalance that ... sleep, a new study says. People with primary insomnia for more than six months have 30 percent less ... of Sleep Medicine news release. While most insomnia occurs in conjunction with another illness or ...

Study links primary insomnia to a neurochemical abnormality in young and middle-aged adults

... individuals who have been suffering from primary insomnia for more than six months. These findings suggest that primary insomnia is a manifestation of a neurobiological state of ... and is the most common sleep disorder. Most often insomnia is a "comorbid" disorder, present with another ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... especially during prolonged air travel. #6480 insomnia DOES NOT PREDICT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (Tuesday, ... of Kentucky proposed the hypothesis that insomnia would predict hypertension, particularly among ... over a 6-year period of follow up. Furthermore, insomnia complaints did not predict hypertension in women ...

Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood

... of the journal Sleep shows that adolescent insomnia symptoms are associated with depression, suicide ... Findings suggest that the presence of insomnia in adolescents increases the risk of developing ... indicate that adolescents who had symptoms of insomnia were 2.3 times more likely to develop depression ...

Epilepsy drug may help alcoholics recover from dependence, small study suggests

... highly likely to suffer from full-blown chronic insomnia that keeps them from getting enough sleep night ... their doctors aren't likely to prescribe them insomnia medications, because most sleeping pills can be ... that the drug gabapentin might be able to reduce insomnia in recovering alcoholics, and help them stay away ...

Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms

... anxiety and improve the quality of sleep for insomnia patients, according to a Brazilian study. Heavy ... 28 women and eight men with primary chronic insomnia into three exercise groups -- moderate aerobic, ... that there is a way to diminish the symptoms of insomnia without using medication," study author Giselle ....

Parental Insomnia Can Harm Adolescent Children

... children of parents who suffer from chronic insomnia have a higher risk not only for insomnia themselves, but also for suicidal behavior and ... three times more likely to report symptoms of insomnia themselves, more than twice as likely to report ...

Insomnia in parents can result in sleep problems, suicidal behavior among their offspring

... WESTCHESTER, Ill. A history of chronic insomnia in parents is not only associated with elevated risk for insomnia but also with elevated risks for use of ... of parents without insomnia, participants of insomnia parents were more than twice more likely to ...

A self-help program delivered online can improve insomnia in adults

... Ill. A cognitive behavioral intervention for insomnia delivered via the Internet can significantly improve insomnia in adults, according to a research abstract that ... either the cognitive behavioral intervention for insomnia via the Internet or a wait list control. ...

Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders

... TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- insomnia among U.S. combat veterans returning from Iraq is ... with post-deployment adjustment disorders to 14 insomnia patients and 14 good sleepers, and found that the ... than people in the other two groups. insomnia complaints among the vets were as severe as ...

Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults

... April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent bouts of insomnia in young adults can increase their risk of ... found that those with annual one-month periods of insomnia found the incidents of sleeplessness gradually ... among women. In 40 percent of subjects, insomnia developed into more chronic forms over time, ...

Adolescents with chronic insomnia report 'twofold to fivefold' increase in personal problems

... demonstrating the negative impact of chronic insomnia on 11 to 17 year olds. More than one fourth of the youths surveyed had one or more symptoms of insomnia and almost half of these youngsters had chronic ... 3,134 adolescents in metropolitan Houston. insomnia is both common and chronic among adolescents, ...

Physicians Say They Need More Sleep

... adequate sleep. Respondents rarely reported insomnia or difficulty getting to sleep or maintaining ... deprivation is that it essentially eliminates insomnia complaints," Phillips noted. "Although adequate ... is a common finding among insomniacs; the lack of insomnia complaints among physicians probably relates to ...

Physicians report they need more sleep

... for adequate sleep. Physicians rarely reported insomnia or difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. ... deprivation is that it essentially eliminates insomnia complaints, said Dr. Phillips. Although adequate ... is a common finding among insomniacs; the lack of insomnia complaints among physicians probably relates to ...

Insomnia patients often denied sleep treatment when they have mental health conditions

... COLUMBUS, Ohio Patients with insomnia who are diagnosed with accompanying mental health ... to prescribe medication for insomnia. insomnia can cause you to have anxiety and depression, and ... specific guidelines related to the treatment of insomnia that takes into consideration these different ...

AASM statement on use of sleep medications

... insomnia AND SLEEP MEDICATIONS insomnia occurs when people have trouble falling asleep or ... a common sleep compliant. While a brief case of insomnia can arise due to temporary stress, excitement or ...

Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) tablets CIV Improved Chronic Insomnia in Patients with Co-Morbid Generalized Anxiety Disorder

... 381 adults ages 21 to 64 with co-morbid chronic insomnia and GAD. The study evaluated the ... CR can be considered a treatment option for the insomnia in GAD to help them get the full night's sleep ... serious adverse events. About Insomnia insomnia can be a serious medical condition characterized ...

Journal Sleep: A short-term dose of zolpidem is an effective treatment for insomnia

... course of the study and no evidence of rebound insomnia upon drug discontinuation. At the 12-week end ... and safety of nightly treatment with some insomnia agents for periods of up to one year. As the ... important considerations. For the chronic insomnia patients who have waxing and waning symptom ...

New Study Demonstrates Ramelteon Does Not Exacerbate Respiratory Depressant Effects in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe COPD

... when sleeping. Other medications used for insomnia may reduce upper airway muscle tone, which can ... People with COPD have few options for treating insomnia because the traditional sleep medications cause a ... ROZEREM is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty with sleep onset. ...

Evotec Reports Positive Top-Line Results in Phase II Study With EVT 201 in Elderly Insomniacs With Daytime Sleepiness

... phase II trial of EVT 201 in elderly primary insomnia patients with daytime sleepiness. These top-line ... "The results also show that elderly patients with insomnia and daytime sleepiness were significantly less ... was duplicated with the same doses in elderly insomnia patients. It is exciting that the sleep-promoting ...

Sleep Disorders: Waking Up to Reality

... fact, according to CNNMoney.com, the market for insomnia medications now tops $2 billion and is expected ... 1. Sleeping pills treat only the symptoms of insomnia and do nothing to fight the source of ... non-pharmaceutical approaches to treating insomnia and other sleep disorders have been gaining ...

Labopharm completes enrolment for Phase III clinical study for its once-daily trazodone antidepressant drug

... that addresses the related conditions of insomnia and agitation while providing the benefit of ... patients. Depression is often accompanied by insomnia and agitation. In developing a Contramid-based ... when taken prior to going to bed, may address insomnia and agitation, two conditions that are often ...
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