Healthy sleep is a necessity for physical, mental and emotional well-being. This new research emphasizes that we can make an investment in our health by prioritizing sleep.
The FDA safety announcement is a reminder that all medications may cause some side effects, and sleeping pills are no exception.
It is critical that patients who take sleeping pills receive ongoing treatment supervision from a physician, who should always try to employ the lowest effective dose and taper the medication when conditions allow.
Never take a sleeping pill without first getting approval from your doctor.
Drowsy driving is a serious risk to personal health and public safety, and snoring is an important warning sign that should not be ignored.
Loud and frequent snoring is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep illness that often causes excessive daytime sleepiness.
Anyone with an ongoing sleep problem should seek help from a board certified sleep medicine physician and the team of medical professionals at an AASM accredited sleep disorders center.
Far too many people accept sleep deprivation and sleepiness as a way of life. They see treatment of sleep illnesses as optional, like elective surgery.
If you’re having sleep problems, you don’t need to live this way. And ultimately, some patients can’t live this way.
Anyone who is having trouble sleeping, or whose bed partner’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, should not wait to talk to a physician.