Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

On March 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. Napping could effectively help lower your blood pressure, new findings reveal. When the afternoon slump hits in…

New guideline provides clinical recommendations for specific insomnia drugs

On February 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

DA new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of chronic insomnia disorder. The guideline, which is published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, provides recommendations to…

ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy over drugs for treating chronic insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) should be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). The new evidence-based clinical practice guideline is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CBT-I consists of a combination of treatments that include cognitive…

Use of benzodiazepines and related drugs common around Alzheimer's diagnosis

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Benzodiazepines and related drugs are initiated frequently in persons with Alzheimer’s disease already before the diagnosis, and their use becomes even more common after the diagnosis, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines and related drugs are used as a sleep medication and for anxiolytic…