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What all women need to know about sleeping pills

Sleeping pills for insomnia and medications for treating wakefulness related to narcolepsy and sleep apnea have a different effect on women compared to men. Here's what you need to know.

These are the insomnia treatments that can actually cure insomnia

When it comes to the best treatment option for insomnia, there is a ton of conflicting information out there. I see plenty of bad advice handed out to people suffering from insomnia and I see many so-called insomnia cures that have little (or no) evidence on their safety or effectiveness [...]

Taking benzodiazepines may increase your risk of dementia

I recently came across yet another nasty side-effect of benzodiazepine use - dementia. This is in addition to a number of side effects I've written about before, namely: violence, driving impairment and even an increased risk of death and an increased risk of premature death. The latest study found that [...]

Important information for insomnia sufferers taking zolpidem/Ambien/Stilnox

Sleeping pills shouldn't be taken lightly - they often come with serious potential side effects. One of the most popular sleeping pills is zolpidem. Also known as Ambien and Stilnox, the drug's safety is being put under the microscope in Australia. An analysis undertaken by the New South Wales Department of [...]

Why are we prescribing insomniacs schizophrenia drugs?

An increasing number of medical experts and patient advocates (including ourselves) are becoming alarmed at the increasing use of atypical antipsychotics - particularly when it comes to treating insomnia. Ten years ago, the eleven drugs that fall into the atypical antipsychotics category were prescribed only to the 3% of Americans [...]

Sometimes, sleeping pills are absolutely necessary

We often write about the need for non-pharmaceutical insomnia treatments to be made more widely available, accessible and affordable. However, we want to make it clear that we aren't totally against sleeping pills. The fact is, many insomniacs rely on sleeping pills to cope with their sleep deprivation and make [...]