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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.

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

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

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.

Sharp Increase In Ambien-Related ER Visits

Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living

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

FDA Recommends Lower Doses Of Popular Sleep Medications

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an announcement that could affect millions of Americans who take some of the most common medications for sleep.

Cara Santa Maria

Why Do People Still Take This?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

Hi everyone. Cara Santa Maria here. You've heard the stories, right? Someone takes Ambien so they can sleep, and next thing they know, they're waking ...

South African Man Latest Case Of Comatose Patients Seemingly Brought Back To "Life"

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Good News

A South African man who has been in a coma for seven years "awoke" after being given the sleeping pill, Stilnox, which has brought several other patie...

Tom Brokaw's Lightheadedness From Mistakenly Taking Ambien: What Are The Effects Of The Sleeping Pill?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Tom Brokaw has been released from a North Carolina hospital after being admitted Thursday morning for lightheadedness, according to news reports. ...