Labeling changes indicating lower Ambien doses took affect this week, but taking a thorough drug history remains important.
Understanding a patient's heart health during sleep can be a valuable tool to assess overall cardiac function.
There are about 100 different sleep disorders. Are primary care clinicians prepared to recognize them all?
Daytime sleepiness is not always a sign of obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
Management of obstructive sleep apnea in a primary care setting is noninferior to care at specialist sleep centers.
Sleep is important to the maturation of the brain and central nervous system, as well as future cognition, temperament, and psychomotor development.
Sleep deprivation causes irritability and lack of focus, both of which can make the already intense experience of labor and delivery less tolerable.
Time demands may make it easier to give a patient a sleep aid the first time they ask, but it isn't always the best practice.
About one-third of patients aged older than 60 years experience leg cramps, and some will be visiting your office looking for solutions.
Blood levels of zolpidem at current recommended bedtime dosages may be high enough the next morning to impair activities that require alertness, such as driving.
Many people have forgotten how to let their bodies prepare for sleep by doing relaxing activities.
Between 50% and 80% of menopausal women experience some trouble sleeping, but many feel their providers do not address these symptoms.
The FDA is warning against taking sodium oxybate with alcohol or CNS depressant drugs, due to increased risk for impaired consciousness and respiratory distress.
A patient is concerned she may have a rare inherited sleep disorder.
Psychophysiological insomnia is a disorder that results from physiological arousal and learned sleep-preventing behaviors.
Despite cultural shifts encouraging more autonomy for kids, children still need structure when it comes to their bedtime schedule.
During psychotic episodes or relapse, patients with schizophrenia may experience total sleeplessness, worsening their illness.
Invented in the 1980s, continuous positive airway pressure technology is relatively new and continues to evolve and improve.
Current dream research focuses less on the meaning of dreams and more on the neurochemical and biological functions of dreaming.
Nearly one million people die of suicide each year, according to WHO, and sleep may play a bigger role in the problem than you think.
Not getting enough sleep increases adolescent athletes risk for sports injuries.
Not every noise made during sleep qualifies as a sleep talking. Learn about other sleep disorders that manifest vocally.
Remember to ask about caffeine and alcohol use when patients present with sleep complaints.
Learn answers to your patient's most common sleep questions.
If a spouse's snoring or other sleep disorder is keeping your patient awake, you may want to suggest they try sleeping separately.
A patient complains that he cannot sleep despite normal polysomnogram results.
Sleep bruxism is fairly common, affecting approximately 14% to 20% of children, but the condition generally improves with age.
Sleep medicine is a fascinating area of study with no shortage of potential patients.
With the summer travel season in full swing, let's take a look at how sleepiness affects those who operate the most common modes of transportation we use to get to our favorite destinations.
Patients who lucid dream are able to change their dreams at will, as if switching the channel on a television.