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Interventions for children with ADHD can improve sleep outcomes

Behavioral sleep interventions may improve sleep disturbances in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a review in Sleep medicine. In terms of behavioral sleep interventions only for children with ADHD, moderate certainty of evidence was seen, particularly for children aged 5 to 13 years. The use of melatonin in combination with one behavioral […]

Which is Better: Melatonin or CBD for Sleep?

You’ve tried taking a relaxing bath, cutting your caffeine addiction at 3 p.m., and resisting the urge to use TikTok all night (an accomplishment in itself) — all in the name of a good night’s sleep — but the quest for quality continues shut-eye. Thanks to the $64 billion a year the sleep aid market […]

Are melatonin gummies the ultimate solution to your sleeping problems?

From minor sleep initiation to major disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia, sleep-related problems have become very common in the modern world, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. While experts recommend following good sleep hygiene and seeing a doctor in case of serious problems, many people are looking for a quick fix for their sleep […]

What causes insomnia and how to treat it?

Insomnia, which is characterized by difficulty sleeping, is a common health problem that leads to distress and dissatisfaction with the quality and quantity of sleep. Insomnia is different from intentional sleep deprivation because people with insomnia not only want to sleep, but may even try to force sleep. Recent estimates indicate that between 10-20% of […]

Pharmacotherapy is effective for acute insomnia, but with worse side effect profiles than placebo

1. Eszopiclone and Lemborexant were more effective for acute and long-term insomnia compared to placebo, but were associated with more dropouts due to side effects compared to placebo. 2. Intermediate-acting benzodiazepines were better tolerated than short-acting and long-acting benzodiazepines. Assessment Level Evidence: 1 (Excellent) Study overview: Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects 12-20% […]

The truth (or lack thereof) about melatonin

Melatonin has recently been in the news for possible safety concerns in children, possible weight gain, and as a possible treatment for Covid. Its use is largely unregulated because it is considered a dietary supplement or food thanks to the baffling and nonsensical Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. DSHEA allows certain drugs […]

Insomnia Snacks: Try these foods for a better night’s sleep

While you’ve probably heard it’s best not to sniff before bed, experts say certain snacks can help you sleep better. Eating the right foods or a certain combination of foods in the evenings can mean the difference between a restless or restful sleep, says Healthline. Studies have shown that the intake of fats, such as […]

Ditch the melatonin and try these 7 natural sleep aids instead

This story is part of 12 days of tipsso you can make the most of your technology, home and health during the holiday season. Sleep deprivation can affect every aspect of your health. Sleep plays a role in strengthening your immune system, repairing muscle tissue, promoting memory and knowledge retention, and even strengthening your mental […]

Sleep and wake signals in insomnia

Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP: Please give us an overview of the commonly used pharmacological agents for insomnia such as the benzodiazepines, the non-benzodiazepines, etc. Can you elaborate on that please? Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH: I think to fully understand the options available, you need to understand how people sleep. Basically there are 2 competing circuits […]

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