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Peter Mehlman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Peter Mehlman

"Billionaires have been flocking to Wyoming, attracted by its outdoor lifestyle and low taxes." - New York Times. Oh snap, how much do I love my ou...

Man Hallucinates On Ambien, Calls 911 To Report Imaginary Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home

A Washington man popped half an Ambien after surgery and woke up to a nightmare. The 75-year-old's dream that he was in a plane crash turned into hall...

Is Short Sleep a Big Bad Wolf?

Daniel F. Kripke, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Daniel F. Kripke, M.D.

When you hear somebody crying wolf about short sleep, ask who is paying them and the people from whom they get their information.

The Best Drug-Free Insomnia Treatment You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Some of the most popular methods for treating sleep disorders -- like Lunesta and Ambien -- have been linked to some serious side effects, including h...

6 Facts That Prove Ambien Is More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Ambien, a powerful prescription sleeping pill used to treat insomnia, has serious effects that you may not know about. In the video above, watch CBTfo...

What Happened Today Was Not In The 'Script'

Amy Koko | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Amy Koko

So today was my yearly visit with my psychiatrist and yes I have one and please stop judging.

Sleeping Pills for Kids, Why Not?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Van Winkle's

Like most parents dealing with a child who won't sleep, you've probably made a shameful Google search for "sleeping pills for kids."

What Are the Side Effects of Prescription Sleeping Pills?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Van Winkle's

Side effects have bedeviled prescription sleep medications since scientists began tinkering in their labs more than a century ago. Chloral hydrate, a ...

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

This Little Stick Tells You If Your Drink Was Drugged

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.24.2014 | Home

Plenty of women can relate to the fear that comes along with putting a drink down at a crowded party or bar: Did someone spike this cocktail? Was I ju...

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

The Disturbing Side Effect Of The No. 1 Prescription Sleep Aid

Posted 02.23.2016 | Home

By Allison McCabe On March 29, 2009, Robert Stewart, 45, stormed into the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina and op...

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

How I Caught Alcoholism

Anna David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Anna David

I announced that I finally understood what everyone had been saying about how alcohol was a clear gateway to drugs, a fact I'd never known before because I'd always done drugs all the time -- without ever needing alcohol to ease the transition or give me the idea.

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Home
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Raw Bacon, Buttered Cigarettes, Salt Sandwiches?!

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Home
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Sleep-related eating disorders may involve the consumption of peculiar food and inedible or toxic substances. Reports include consuming a variety of items, nearly anything imaginable, including: frozen pizzas, raw bacon, buttered cigarettes and cleaning solutions.

Ambien, People Who Say Stupid Things, and My New Travel Hero

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Home
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

After placing my carry on bag in the overhead compartment I sank into the luxurious econ chair and clicked my seatbelt into place. My fellow traveler, Ambien, was jumping up and down in my purse beckoning me with promises of slumber and sweet dreams.

Zolpidem-Related ER Visits Have Increased Sharply

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments.

The Rise of Ambien: Why More Americans Are Taking the Sleeping Pill and Why the Numbers Matter

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home
Elijah Wolfson

Last week, a study was released with some staggering news about the potential growth of a danger associated with prescription sleeping pills -- Ambien, in particular.

Sharp Increase In Ambien-Related ER Visits

Posted 05.02.2013 | Home

Visits to the emergency department linked with the sleeping pill zolpidem, commonly known by the brand name Ambien, have increased by nearly 220 perce...