Zolpidem, a medication commonly prescribed for insomnia, appear to be effective in helping to restore a conscious state in some patients who were in comas or vegetative state.
Researchers report increased light pollution resulting from outdoor artificial light exposure is linked to a higher risk of sleep disorders and prescription of hypnotic drugs in older people.
Researchers identify the sleep mechanism which enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory. Additionally, they discovered a popular sleep medication heightens the response to and recollection of negative memories.
People who suffer from severe insomnia often report having suicidal thoughts. A new study reveals prescribing controlled sleeping medications can help to reduce depression and suicidality in those with chronic sleep problems.