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U.S. FDA Approves Eisai’s Dayvigo (Lemborexant) for Treatment of Insomnia in Adult Patients

December 23, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new drug application for…
Are Benzodiazepines the New Opioids?

December 18, 2019

Imagine you have the kind of crippling, heart-pounding anxiety where you’re lying sleepless in bed at night, thoughts…
Scientists Identify a Genetic Basis for Healthy Sleep

November 14, 2019

From organisms as simple as worms to those as complex as humans, sleep is a fundamental necessity. But…
Insomnia might Primarily be caused by Failure to Neutralise Emotionally Negative Memories

April 29, 2019

Published on 25 April in the leading scientific journal Brain, a new study argues that insomnia could primarily…
Poor sleep a problem for foster children

March 15, 2019

Children living in foster care may have a higher risk of developing insomnia, and this can lead to long-term…
Largest-ever study identifies gene regions associated with sleep duration

March 12, 2019

A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Exeter Medical School has…
The link between sleep, genes, and mental health

March 7, 2019

We’ve known for some time that sleep can affect a person’s risk for developing mental health problems. New…
Research unravels genetics of insomnia and links to disease

February 26, 2019

A large-scale genomic study has identified which genes could be responsible for keeping you awake at night –…
Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

January 8, 2019

Mice that sleep fitfully could help researchers unravel the mystery of insomnia. Researchers at Washington University School of…
Neural link between depression and bad sleep identified

July 26, 2018

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new…
To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration

December 18, 2017

  Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people…
Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

September 18, 2017

Treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and…
Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

September 8, 2017

The Wellcome-funded study was conducted by researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford. It…
Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

August 10, 2017

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at…
Study: online insomnia program can improve sleep for many

December 2, 2016

In online program designed to help people overcome insomnia significantly improves both the amount and quality of sleep,…
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Could be Key for Children with Autism Getting Enough Sleep

August 31, 2016

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on changing how a person thinks about…
Why artificial sweeteners can increase appetite

July 13, 2016

Studies in both animals and humans have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners can make you feel hungry and…
Scientists develop innovative therapy to fight adolescent insomnia

May 5, 2016

Sleep is very important. Yet many people struggle to go to sleep on time and then suffer from…
Caltech biologists identify gene that helps regulate sleep

February 18, 2016

Caltech biologists have performed the first large-scale screening in a vertebrate animal for genes that regulate sleep, and…
Anxiety drug not linked to increased dementia risk

February 8, 2016

Taking benzodiazepines (widely used drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is not associated with an increased dementia risk…
Online insomnia treatment also prevents depression

January 28, 2016

An online program used to treat insomnia can also significantly reduce anxiety and depression with improvements persisting for…
Stroke recovery in mice improved by sleeping aid, study shows

December 29, 2015

Mice that had strokes rebounded significantly faster if they received low doses of a popular sleeping aid, according…
Music helps combat insomnia

September 30, 2015

Millions of people all over the world experience difficulty sleeping. Many people find it difficult to fall asleep,…
Using Low Doses of Sleeping Medications and Placebos to Treat Chronic Insomnia

August 11, 2015

Millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic insomnia – defined as the difficulty of falling and staying asleep…
Glasses that shine green light into the eyes could be the answer to insomnia

June 29, 2015

When you’re having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a…
Improve your sleep efficiency

May 19, 2015

Counting sheep isn’t putting you to sleep? Are stress and worries keeping you up at night? Many people…
For older adults, a solution to sleepless nights

February 16, 2015

Everybody has a restless night now and again, but sleep disturbances among the elderly are a significant medical…
Treating insomnia in elderly reduces inflammation, lowers risk for chronic diseases

September 16, 2014

Lack of sleep can make you sick. And while everybody has the occasional restless night, for those who…
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