Drug Related Sleep News

Sleeping and Stimulants

Contrary to hypnotics and sedatives, stimulants are substances that affect the body and the central nervous system by increasing our level of alertness and making it hard to fall asleep. That is why stimulants are usually connected with wakefulness, but they can also improve your mood and lower stress on a daily basis. When given in certain doses, stimulants can actually be used to improve sleep.

Prescription Sleep Medication

There are a lot of different sleeping drugs out there, varying in their active substances, targeting issues, side-effects and form in which they are consumed. Most commonly used prescription drugs for insomnia are benzodiazepines, and Z-drugs.

Sleep and Aging – Sleep Guide for the Elderly

As we age, many of us we will experience certain changes in our bodies that will also affect how we sleep. The effect of these changes may further be influenced by chronic illness or the side effects of prescription medication. Unfortunately, sleep problems and...

Sleep Pills For Children – Medication Doses, Risks and alternatives

Most adults think about their childhood as times when sleeping was very easy. Unfortunately, today around 25% of children experience sleep problems, and sometimes their sleeping issues are so severe that they turn to a doctor, and doctors sometimes prescribe them...