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Anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills proven to kill thousands of American each year

4/17/2014 - People who take prescription drugs for anxiety or to induce sleep are significantly more prone to early death than others, suggests a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). A team of researchers from the U.K. found that taking anti-anxiety medications like Valium (diazepam)...

10 quick tips to overcome insomnia and ensure you're sleeping well

4/5/2014 - Good, uninterrupted sleep plays a great role in maintaining and improving human health, yet its importance is often underestimated and understated. During sleep, the body cleanses, heals and repairs. Not only does good sleep improve immunity and elevate mood, but studies have even linked lack of sleep...

Reasons to avoid the use of prescription sleeping pills

3/11/2014 - Even if you have trouble sleeping, you should still avoid taking sleeping pills because there have been recent headlines linking some of these pills to death. In a new study in the journal BMJ Open, it has been proved that even occasional use of prescription pills increases the risk of cancer and...

Scientists discover a new natural sleeping pill for children

3/2/2014 - Having children who develop problems at night can wreck havoc on the sleeping patterns. According to the Canadian Sleep Society, a massive 25 percent of young children have difficulties settling and falling asleep. When they are asked to sleep, they cause a lot disturbance. Research has shown that many...

Shocking: Nearly nine million Americans now take pharmaceutical drugs just to sleep at night

10/2/2013 - An increasing number of Americans are having trouble falling asleep at night and staying that way, says a new government report on sleeping pill use. According to data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly nine million Americans now pop pharmaceutical sleeping...

A chiropractor's point of view on pillows and sleeping position

7/20/2013 - Back sleeper? Side sleeper? Stomach sleeper? All of the above? Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions. Not one position is technically the "right" way to sleep, although there are strong arguments for some over others. This is where pillows come in. Pillows are there for support, nothing else...

Four ways to vastly improve your sleeping quality and dream life

4/8/2013 - Too much stress and too little sleep is the fool-proof recipe for declining long-term health -- including a weakened immune system, impaired cognitive/memory function, heart disease, mood disorders, premature aging and accelerated tumor growth, among others. And it's a true, albeit unfortunate, story...

Optimal sleeping postures protect the spine

1/11/2013 - Good sleep is an absolutely vital component to good health. Many individuals go to bed with very little pain but wake up finding that they are stiff and sore in the morning. Others cannot even make it through the night due to intense back and neck pain that awakes them. Optimal sleeping postures protect...

Are you riding the sleeping pill death-train?

7/11/2012 - Would you board a train that had a 36 percent higher chance of a fatal crash than another train? How about climbing onto an airplane where a random 1 out of 16 wouldn't even make the destination alive? Yet people ride these deadly odds when they take even one sleep medication per month. Something...

Sleeping pills linked to 460 percent increase in sudden death

3/6/2012 - If you take pharmaceutical sleeping pills to help alleviate insomnia, you are very likely putting yourself at serious risk of developing cancer or even dying. A new study published in BMJ Open, an open-access journal that is part of the British Medical Journal family of publications, suggests that patients...

Is There A Safe and Comfortable Way To Withdraw From Anti-Depressants, Tranquilizers and Sleeping Pills? (press release)

10/3/2006 - The use of anti-depressants including Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor, Elavil, Lexapro, Luvox, Pamelor, Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin and Zoloft has soared in recent years. Additionally, the use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills including Ambien, Ativan, BuSpar, Klonopin, Librium, Lunesta, Restoril, Trazadone,...

Men: Sleeping with a partner makes you stupid, research reveals

7/21/2006 - A University of Vienna study, published today in New Scientist, showed that men suffer temporary mental setbacks if they share their bed because their sleep is always disturbed whether they make love to their partners or not. The researchers interviewed eight unmarried couples in their 20s who were...

Passive TV viewing related to children's sleeping difficulties (press release)

7/12/2006 - A recent Finnish randomized population-based study shows that TV-viewing, and particularly exposure to adult-targeted programs, such as current affairs programs, TV series and police series and movies, markedly increases the risk of sleeping difficulties in 5-6 year old children. Also passive exposure...

Audio CD Provides Healthful Alternative to Sleeping Pills (press release)

7/3/2006 - For decades, the benefits and risks associated with sleeping pills have been a controversial topic. In recent years, however, the appalling increase in drug company advertising has effectively replaced the publicís awareness of the negative side effects of sleeping pills with vast quantities of pro-pill...

Sleeping less linked to weight gain (press release)

6/29/2006 - Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23rd. The study found...

Counseling proven better than sleeping pills for chronic insomnia; drugs actually worsened condition

6/28/2006 - According to a new report in the Journal of American Medical Association, therapy is more effective than some sleeping pills for treatment of chronic insomnia in older adults. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway assessed the quality and quantity of sleep for 46 people over the age...

Ambien sleeping pills linked to bizarre sleep walking behavior, including unconscious driving of vehicles and wild hallucinations

6/8/2006 - Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed: "So do you use sleeping tablets to organize yourself?" Colin Powell: "Yes. Well, I wouldn't call them that. They're a wonderful medication -- not medication. How would you call it? They're called Ambien, which is very good. You don't use Ambien? Everybody here uses Ambien." --...

I have sleeping problems, are there any herbs or foods that help with insomnia?

10/19/2004 - A reader asks, "Are there any foods, vitamins, herbs, etc, that can help with insomnia? I've had sleeping problems for years, and I would really appreciate any kind of useful information." With insomnia, it all basically boils down to endocrine system imbalances. Sleep is a physiological function...

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