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E-cigarette use negatively impacts sleep quality, survey shows

September 5, 2019
Ecigarette users reported “worse sleep health” than those who did not use the devices, according to researchers. The same association…

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Bathing shortly before bedtime significantly improves sleep quality

August 15, 2019
People who bathe or shower in warm water 1 to 2 hours before bedtime fall asleep faster and experience significantly better quality of sleep…

In the Journals

Actigraphy captures objective activity, sleep data in depression, anxiety disorders

August 9, 2019
Using a wrist-worn actigraphy device, researchers found that people with current depression and/or anxiety had reduced physical activity and more…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

In the Journals

Work stress may not impact sleep quality

July 26, 2019
The positive sleep changes that older residents of Finland experienced after retirement was likely not caused by the removal of difficult work…

In the Journals

Combination benzodiazepine, antidepressant use during pregnancy warrants caution

July 26, 2019
Although benzodiazepine use during pregnancy did not seem to be linked to congenital or cardiac malformations, its use in combination with…

In the Journals

Undetected OSA could hinder antidepressant response

July 25, 2019
Researchers found that 14% of 125 suicidal adults with major depressive disorder, who were not suspected to have obstructive sleep apnea, actually…

Meeting News

Sleep medications tied to slightly higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in women

July 16, 2019
Women who took sleep medications were at a slightly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to findings from a Utah-based cohort released at…

Meeting News

Frequent sleep medication use tied to long-term dementia risk

July 15, 2019
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference revealed that frequent use of sleep medications may increase the…

In the Journals

CPAP reduces depressive symptoms in patients with sleep apnea, CVD

July 8, 2019
Continuous positive airway pressure treatment reduced depressive symptoms in patients with co-existing obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular…

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Potential insomnia treatment shows promise

July 5, 2019
Lemborexant, a small molecule compound that obstructs orexin-signaling by binding to orexin receptors, showed many insomnia-related benefits…

In the Journals

Frequent nightmares may increase risk of suicide, self-harm in teens

June 17, 2019
Frequent nightmares were an independent risk factor of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury among teenagers in China, according to a…

In the Journals

Adjusting night owls’ sleep patterns may improve mental well-being

June 13, 2019
Using a nonpharmacological intervention to adjust the sleeping patterns of night owls—people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits…

In the Journals

Benzodiazepine use early in pregnancy may boost risk of spontaneous abortion

May 15, 2019
Exposure to any benzodiazepine agent in early pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for spontaneous abortion, according to data published in…

FDA News

FDA announces new warning for certain prescription insomnia medicines

April 30, 2019
On April 30, the FDA announced that rare but serious injuries have occurred while taking certain prescription insomnia medications due to sleep…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ has professional, health ramifications

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. population is getting about 1.5 to 2 hours fewer sleep than it did about 40 years ago, a speaker at the American…

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VIDEO: Identifying depression, anxiety in primary care

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Depression and anxiety are common disorders seen in primary care practices, with up to 20% of patients presenting with symptoms…

FDA News

FDA issues warning letters to companies for selling adulterated, misbranded products

April 16, 2019
On April 16, the FDA issued 11 warning letters to as many companies for alleged violations of federal law regarding some of their ingredients, the…

FDA News

FDA approves Sunosi for excessive daytime sleepiness

March 21, 2019
The FDA approved the first and only dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, Sunosi, to treat excessive daytime sleepiness…

Feature

Poll suggests PCPs should discuss sleep more often

February 5, 2019
Of 289 patients asked, 48% said their primary care physician has never asked them about their sleeping habits, according to a survey recently…

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