Acute Sleep Loss Increases Blood Levels of Alzheimer’s Biomarker

agsdi-doctor New blood markers that reflect risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are uncovering important modifiable risk factors to be aware of to dramatically reduce the likelihood of ever suffering from this cruel disease. The latest study shows that just one night of...

FDA Adds Black Boxed Warning to Insomnia Drugs

In an “it’s about time” move, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that drug companies put what is referred to as a “black boxed” warning on certain prescription sleeping pills. These drugs have long been reported to cause injury and death resulting...

Natural Form of GABA Improves Sleep Quality in Clinical Trial

Introduction With the growing concern regarding the serious side effects of both prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills, it is important for consumers to look to natural products that are both safe and effective in improving sleep quality. A new study with...

Dreaming of Better Sleep: 7 Natural Cures for Insomnia

When sleep seems an impossible dream, it’s tempting to reach for the pill bottle–and an instant fix. But sleeping drugs are not the answer to insomnia. In fact, they can be the stuff of nightmares. But here’s some good news: Some key dietary changes and supplements...

Create Lucid Dreams for a Better Life

Introduction: If you ever been asleep and aware that you were dreaming you were likely experiencing what is referred to as a “lucid dream.” New research from researchers in the UK is showing that the ability to have lucid dreams equates to better mental health and...

Carnitine Improves Daytime Alertness in Narcolepsy

Introduction Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone in response to strong emotions), and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep abnormalities. Narcolepsy patients are at a higher risk of obesity and...

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