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

Statistical Significance in Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints at Both Doses Data Confirm Robust Sleep Onset and Sleep Maintenance Effects Seen in the First Phase II Study in the Adult Population HAMBURG, Germany and OXFORD, England, October 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Evotec AG (Frankfurt...

Sleep Aids Are Not The Best Option For Insomniacs

According to a study many Americans are affected by insomnia, not able to get good sleep in the night, and most of them are turning to sleep aids that will act fast and put them to sleep. // Seeing a doctor for an instant insomnia "cure," however, shouldn't be the first course of action, says...

Can't Sleep? Try Online Therapy

...tried counting sheep, maybe even taken sleeping pills. You might also want to try online therapy for help in getting a better night's rest. Chronic insomniacs who took part in online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including education about sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques and tips for stilling an ov...

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

...e drug, often used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain, is not habit-forming and is not processed by the liver. Although the study involved only 21 insomniacs in recovery from alcohol dependence, and did not provide long-term gabapentin treatment or long-term follow-up on their sleep or their alcohol recover...

Parental Insomnia Can Harm Adolescent Children

... have chronic insomnia. For this study, 450 boys and 348 girls, mean age just over 14, completed a sleep and health questionnaire. Both children of insomniacs and non-insomniacs were included. Children of insomniac parents were almost three times more likely to report symptoms of insomnia themselves, more...

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

...will help them sleep which could then make related anxiety or depression worse, new research suggests. Scientists examining treatment patterns for insomniacs say that their findings suggest that many doctors appear to be reluctant to prescribe sleep aids, even those that pose no risk of dependence, if patie...

This is no yarn …Talk your way to beauty sleep

... weeks. Six months after treatment, researchers gauged the sleep pattern of the group that underwent the treatment. The finding revealed that the insomniacs who received CBT perceived a 10% reduction in the time spent on the bed awake, as against 20% before treatment. Importantly, this status improved six ...

Losing Sleep over Money or Money over Sleep? Sleep over It!

... kicking. Sleep centers are mushrooming by the dozen with promises of detecting dormant sleep disorders, and making hay while the sun shines. So, insomniacs had better wake up to these sleep strategists or sleep tacticians, with paraphernalia in tow, that use air mattresses and monitors to record how peopl...

Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey

... insomnia. On an average, they get 6-1/2 hours of sleep a night compared with 7-1/2 hours // for those without the problem. And 18 per cent of the insomniacs averaged less than five hours of Zs a night. There's a substantial number of Canadians -- 13 per cent -- that have insomnia, Margot Shields, a sen...

Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

... insomniacs suffer from increased blood levels of stress hormones, thereby there is con...al changes, especially cortisol particularly during evening and night time, insomniacs have the highest degree of sleep. Dr. Alexandros and colleagues propose tha...
Insomniacs in Medical Technology

New Data Show Improvements in Work Performance in Patients with Chronic Insomnia Treated with AMBIEN CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) Tablets CIV

...ents with chronic insomnia report higher rates of absenteeism and demonstrate poor work efficiency compared to normal sleepers. Chronic and occasional insomniacs were both more likely to doze off during daytime activities or when bored, and to take naps than individuals who do not experience insomnia. Insomnia ...
Insomniacs in Biological News

Journal Sleep: Insomniacs are more likely to report a family history of the sleep disorder

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Individuals with either current or past insomnia are more likely to report a family history of insomnia than are those who have never had the sleep disorder, according to a study published in the December 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Simon Beaulieu-Bon...
Insomniacs in Biological Technology

Controversial Study to Test Link Between Insomnia and Sleep Apnea

...ies -- and is usually treated with sleeping pills or talk therapy. Pitted against the CW is the provocative theory that a large percentage of Chronic insomniacs suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a physical breathing problem that might cause unwanted or unexpected sleeplessness. Several leading ...

Evotec Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results

...s with insomnia drug candidate EVT 201 - In adult insomniacs (first study), EVT 201 showed highly statistically... - Top-line results of the second study in elderly insomniacs confirmed the robust effects seen in the first stu...d EVT 201. These confirmed earlier data from adult insomniacs demonstrating desirable advantages in sleep onset,...
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