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Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

Whether it's triggered by the monotone of an instructor or insufficient rest the night before, students at all ages and grade levels sometimes have trouble staying awake in class. Researchers have now found a way to combat the sleepiness // and to keep students awake during class, and it doesn't ha...

New drug for mental alertness

Scientists of Sleep Research Centre, University of Surrey, UK, had developed a new// drug that will boost mental alertness without any over stimulations. The new drug is made of a compound called CX717, and it is a member of a new class of drugs called ampakines. This drug had showed effective...

Exercise Affects Alertness

A new study shows exercise may allow for better brain development and may cause a person to become more mentally engaged.// Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University studied 24 primates to determine if exercise causes physical changes in the brain. Researchers say they used mon...

Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia

...the Sleep Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas. Poor sleep hygiene can also lead to taking sleep-aid medications that could interfere with alertness the next day, he said. A recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that 47 percent of people with sleep problems were likely to use caffeinated ...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

...rt, One A Day Women's Prenatal with DHA to support healthy fetal brain and eye development, One A Day Women's Active Mind & Body to support mental alertness and physical energy, One A Day Teen Advantage for Her to help address teen girls' important concerns like healthy skin and One A Day Teen Advantage fo...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

...appears. Participants took the tests twice daily during day and night work. The tests have been validated in other settings for sensitivity to reduced alertness caused by a variety of factors in spaceflight (e.g., restricted sleep, night-shift work). Crew Interactions and Autonomy (Dr. Nick Kanas, l...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

...appears. Participants took the tests twice daily during day and night work. The tests have been validated in other settings for sensitivity to reduced alertness caused by a variety of factors in spaceflight (e.g., restricted sleep, night-shift work). Crew Interactions and Autonomy (Dr. Nick Kanas, lead inve...

Glowing TV Screens Keeping Americans Up at Night

...ble to promote adequate sleep," said study co-author Dr. Mathias Basner. Getting less than seven to eight hours of sleep daily can lead to impaired alertness and has been linked to higher rates of obesity, illness and death. Even so, up to 40 percent of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sl...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Presents Data from Studies of Two Product Candidates at Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

...icated that compared to placebo, 3.5 mg ZST significantly reduced latency to sleep onset after MOTN awakenings and improved sleep quality and next-day alertness ratings throughout the treatment period. Furthermore, ZST significantly improved the post-MOTN sleep maintenance parameters of wake after sleep onset...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

...condition your doctor may choose to monitor your blood as you start therapy with RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA. RISPERDAL (R) CONSTA (R) may affect your alertness or driving ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery before talking to your healthcare professional. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should b...
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RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

...condition your doctor may choose to monitor your blood as you start therapy with RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA. RISPERDAL (R) CONSTA (R) may affect your alertness or driving ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery before talking to your healthcare professional. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should b...

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Announces FDA Filings for Paliperidone Palmitate and INVEGA(R)

...get pregnant while taking paliperidone. Caution should be exercised when paliperidone is administered to a nursing woman. Paliperidone may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of paliperidone is known. Paliperidone may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble c...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

...to get pregnant while taking paliperidone. Caution should be exercised when paliperidone is administered to a nursing woman. Paliperidone may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of paliperidone is known. Paliperidone may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cool...

Patients Treated with Risperidone Long-Acting Injection had a Significantly Longer Time to Relapse Compared to Quetiapine in International Clinical Study

...t your driving ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery before talking to your healthcare professional. Risperidone and RLAI may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of risperidone or RLAI is known. (1)Leucht S, Heres S. Epidemiology, clinical consequences, and psych...

FDA Approves XYZAL(R) (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) Oral Solution for the Relief of Seasonal and Year Round Allergies and Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

...ts aged 6 to 11 years with impaired renal function. Patients should be cautioned against engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle, after ingestion of XYZAL(R). Concurrent use of XYZAL(R) with alcohol o...

INVEGA(TM) Significantly Reduced Symptoms of Schizophrenia Compared to SEROQUEL(R) in Acutely Ill, Hospitalized Patients

...ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machines before talking to your healthcare professional. Avoid alcohol while on INVEGA. INVEGA may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of INVEGA is known. INVEGA may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off, or b...

Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Additional Dosage Strength of Generic TOPROL-XL(R)

...in or increased shortness of breath. Patients should be advised to (1) avoid operating automobiles and machinery or engaging in other tasks requiring alertness until the patient's response to therapy with metoprolol succinate extended release has been determined; (2) contact a physician if any difficulty in b...

Study Suggests Invega Helps Patients With Schizophrenia Maintain Symptom Control

...may affect your driving ability, therefore, do not drive or operate machines before talking to your healthcare professional. INVEGA may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of INVEGA is known. Avoid alcohol while on INVEGA. INVEGA may make you more sensitive to heat. Yo...

Neurocrine Biosciences Announces New Research Studies Presented at APSS Reveal Significant Under-Diagnosis of Insomnia

... that insomnia was common in the nursing community, previously announced by alertness Solutions, were presented at the APSS meeting. The authors concluded that m...y conducted by Dr. Mark Rosekind, founder, president and chief scientist of alertness Solutions, previous director of the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at the ...
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Stimulants

...te), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug ... Stimulants are not intended for use ... Stimulant drugs are drugs that temporarily increase alertness and awareness. ... Online - Publications - Drugs of Abuse - Stimulants ... Overview: Stimulants are substances that induce a number of charact...

Drowsiness

...For drowsiness due to narcolepsy, your doctor may prescribe stimulants (such as Ritalin) ... Drowsiness is a state of decreased awareness or alertness associated with a desire or tendency to fall asleep. ... diet can prevent many cases of drowsiness . ... somnolence n. A state of drowsiness ;...
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Alcohol and sleep restriction can affect young men's alertness and driving performance

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Combining low-dose alcohol with moderate sleep restriction can have a significant adverse effect on young mens subjective alertness and performance behind the wheel, according to a study published in the October 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Andrew Vaku...

Brain music

... in each individual: relaxation for reduced stress and improved sleep; and alertness for improved concentration and decision-making. Each 2-6 minute track is a...laxation track may sound like a "melodic, subdued Chopin sonata," while the alertness track may have "more of a Mozart sound," says Burns. (It seems there's a c...

Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls

...nt the last two summers tracking and studying gull behaviour in the Bay of Fundy. He compared the activity of gulls that were sleeping relative to the alertness of their neighbours. "Gulls sleep with one eye open and constantly scan the group. Based on my observations, we know now that they are judging the lev...

Seasonal affective disorder may be linked to genetic mutation, study suggests

...involved with vision, but are linked to many non-visual responses, such as the control of circadian rhythms, the control of hormones, the mediation of alertness and the regulation of sleep. The mutation in this gene may result in aberrant regulation of these responses to light, leading to the depressive sy...

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

... of the National Institutes of Health. This is the first study to identify the nightly duration of CPAP use needed to gain maximum benefit for daytime alertness and functioning. Researchers at seven sleep centers in the United States and Canada studied 149 adults with sleep apnea to determine how long they ...

Out-of-body experiences may be caused by arousal system disturbances in brain

...ng their experience they had "clearly left the body and existed outside it." Because the arousal system controls or influences sleep-wake states, alertness and attention, Nelson and the research team questioned whether people with near death experiences may already have an arousal system predisposed to al...

Boosting brain power -- with chocolate

...ain for two to three hours. Increased blood flow to these areas of the brain may help to increase performance in specific tasks and boost general alertness over a short period. The findings, unveiled at one of the biggest scientific conferences in America, also raise the prospect of ingredients in ch...

New mechanism explains glucose effect on wakefulness

... One of the body's basic survival mechanisms is the neural machinery that triggers the hungry brain to the alertness needed for seeking food. That same machinery swings the other way after a hearty meal, as exemplified by the long and honored custom of the siesta. Ho...

Hair samples show babies can be exposed to 'crystal meth' while in the womb

...sh among different drugs, say the authors. Bleaching or straightening the hair will not erase the chemical evidence it holds. Crystal meth boosts alertness and promotes a sense of wellbeing, euphoria, and exhilaration. It also curbs appetite and enhances sexual arousal. But long term abuse damages nerve...

New understanding of jet lag

...light. The study also has implications for ways to treat shift workers - health care providers, factory employees, truck drivers, etc. - who encounter alertness problems, and those with sleep disorders. A team of researchers at the University of Virginia and at Leiden University Medical Center in the Nether...
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Neurim Pharmaceuticals Reports Long Term Efficacy and Safety for Circadin(R) for Insomnia in Elderly Patients

...al demonstrated improvements in sleep latency, quality of sleep and morning alertness particularly in elderly patients, with no withdrawal symptoms and rebound i...din(R) to patients with primary insomnia improves sleep quality and morning alertness and facilitates sleep onset in patients aged 55 or over. Currently commerci...

Video: Experts Unite to Help People Manage Spring Nasal Allergy Sneezin'

...utioned against engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehi...system (CNS) depressants should be avoided because additional reductions in alertness and additional impairment of CNS performance may occur. In clinical tr...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) for the Adjunctive Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

...ealthcare professional's dosing instructions, this side effect can be reduced or it may go away over time. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) may affect your alertness or driving ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery before talking to your healthcare professional. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) should b...

Phase 3 Data Demonstrate Efficacy and Tolerability of Paliperidone Palmitate, an Investigational Long-Acting Therapy for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

...pregnant while taking paliperidone. Caution should be exercised when paliperidone is administered to a nursing woman. Paliperidone may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of paliperidone is known. Paliperidone may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have tro...

Treatment with Paliperidone ER May Be Associated with Significantly Reduced Use of Mental Health Resources

...to get pregnant while taking paliperidone. Caution should be exercised when paliperidone is administered to a nursing woman. Paliperidone may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of paliperidone is known. Paliperidone may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cool...

LPGA Pro, Jill McGill, Encourages Indoor and Outdoor Allergy Sufferers to Challenge Their Course

...ts aged 6 to 11 years with impaired renal function. Patients should be cautioned against engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle, after ingestion of XYZAL(R). Concurrent use of XYZAL(R) with alcohol o...

Topline Findings from Comparative Analysis of INVEGA(TM) and Quetiapine in Schizophrenia to be Postered at the 20th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress

...ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machines before talking to your healthcare professional. Avoid alcohol while on INVEGA. INVEGA may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of INVEGA is known. INVEGA may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off, or b...

FDA Approves RISPERDAL(R) to Treat Adolescents with Schizophrenia and Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Mania

...may affect your driving ability, therefore, do not drive or operate machines before talking to your health care professional. RISPERDAL(R) may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of RISPERDAL(R) is known. Please see full important U.S. prescribing information for RISPERDAL(R) at ...
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