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Sleeping Pills

It's Telling That Donald Trump Keeps Talking About Sleep Like It's A Bad Thing

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has a contentious relationship with sleep, and frequently boasts about sleeping just three or four hours a night. "How does somebody tha...

4 Common Myths About Sleep Aids Debunked

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Some people rely on sleeping pills to catch up on a good night zzz's, but you may want to think twice before you choose meds. In the video above, watc...

Is Short Sleep a Big Bad Wolf?

Daniel F. Kripke, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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.

Finally, A Sleeping Pill Commercial That Tells The Horrifying Truth

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 04.16.2016 | Comedy

Restless? Need to sleep now? Take a sleeping pill! Just know that there have been cases of people eating and driving while asleep on them. Oh, and you...

It's 3AM and I'm Wide Awake

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

You're getting sleepy. Your eyes are getting heavy. NOT! Even as a teenager I wasn't a big sleeper. My friends would still be crashed at noon and I'd...

Artist With Insomnia Makes Dress From 2,000 Sleeping Pill Prescriptions

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts

The inspiration for a Minnesota artist's "sleeping pill prescription dress" came, fittingly, in a dream. “I’m an insomniac,” said artist Erica S...

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

It is not now nor has it ever been these treatments -- no matter the nature or scope of the intervention -- it is the fact that we focus on symptoms without treating the cause. The cause, time and time again, is sleep apnea. We miss it, our most trusted doctors and researchers miss it, and we face interminable suffering and decline when we don't get it right.

This Sleeping Pill Commercial Is Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science

The advertising masterminds behind a commercial for the new sleeping pill Belsomra have put their heads together to sell you on the life-changing meri...

What You Should Know Before Trying New Sleeping Pill Belsomra

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

Since the early 1990s, the most commonly prescribed sleeping pills have followed a formula that works by increasing levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter...

Sleeping Pills for Kids, Why Not?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
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 | Healthy Living
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 ...

Looking For Sleep In All The Wrong Places

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Sleep will naturally and gradually begin to seep through when we let go of effort. Relinquishing sleep effort is about letting go of our waking self -- our sense of who we believe we are. It's about willingly losing the battle for control of sleep by realizing that falling asleep cannot be controlled. Sleep is, in essence, a free ride for all those who are simply willing to be passengers.

Taking Sleep Aids Could Potentially Harm Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In today's "always on," high-stress world, it has become commonplace to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids for a little help with drifting off into d...

Teens Who Abuse Xanax Often Got It From Their Own Doctor First

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living

More than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription pills each day, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health -- making prescription pills ...

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

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

How Sleeping Pills Affect Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For most people, the best long-term strategy is to develop a strong, sustainable sleep routine that does not rely on prescription sleep medication. There's no question this takes work, but the rewards are worth it. Your sleep, your overall health -- and perhaps your memory -- will be better for it.

Who Is Taking Sleeping Pills?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These last findings are particularly troubling, indicating that among the millions of people using sleep medications, there are many who are using multiple medications at once, putting them at greater risk for complications and adverse reactions.

10 Ways You May Be Cutting Your Life Short Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty

While we fully ascribe to the idea that you are only as old as you feel, some of us still engage in behaviors that hurt our chances of feeling good as...

13 All-Natural Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

About 9 million U.S. adults use prescription sleep aids to ensure quality rest, according to a recent CDC study. But experts caution that sleeping pil...

WATCH: You Don't Need A Pill To Fall Asleep

Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Nearly 9 million Americans turn to prescription sleeping pills to secure a good night's rest, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Contr...

Sleeping Pill Use Is Most Common In These Groups

Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 08/29/2013 07:53 AM EDT on LiveScience About 4 percent of Americans use prescription sleep aids, wit...

CDC Report: 9 Million Using Prescription Sleep Aids

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Have you taken a sleeping pill in the past month? If so, you've got plenty of company. In the past 30 days, approximately nine million adults in the United States -- that's 4 percent of the population -- used prescription medication to help their troubled sleep.

WATCH: Oprah On Americans Who 'Take Pills Like Candy'

OWN | Posted 05.25.2013 | OWN

Americans don't shy away from taking pills. According to IMS Health, an estimated 16 million people in the United States use painkillers, 5 million ta...

Zolpidem-Related ER Visits Have Increased Sharply

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
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 | Healthy Living
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.