Medications & Rx for Sleep Problems
Medications & Rx for Sleep Problems Medications with Regulatory Approval for Insomnia Benzodiazepine receptor agonists Benzodiazepine hypnotics Nonbenzodiazepine BZRAs The newer dual-orexin-receptor antagonists Histamine receptor antagonist (low-dose Hydroxyzine, or Doxepin) Melatonin receptor agonists (Ramelteon) Medications Prescribed Off-Label for Insomnia Antidepressants Trazodone Mirtazapine Amitriptyline Nonbenzodiazepine Clinical use* Preparations (brand name) Eszopiclone Sleep onset or sleep maintenance […]
Natural Remedies For Sleep Problems
Sleep issues have become increasingly more common, with nearly 30% of adults in the USA stating they suffer from some form of insomnia. When it comes to resolving insomnia, the cause and how it is expressing itself is tremendously important. Often, from clinical experience, I find insomnia to be multifactorial. By the time insomnia is […]
Sleep Hygiene Guidelines
Changes You Can Make To Your Behavior To Improve Sleep Sleep Hygiene Guidelines Recommendation Details Regular bedtime and rise time Having a consistent bedtime and rise time leads to more regular sleep schedules and avoids periods of sleep deprivation or periods of extended wakefulness during the night. Avoid napping Avoid napping, especially naps lasting longer […]
The Basics of Diabetes
Most people think that diabetes is simply having too much blood sugar remain the blood after eating a sugar rich meal. This is not true! Diabetes is a name given to describe a list of metabolic disorders, of which one of the main recognizable features is high blood sugar. This detail is important because if you ever want to reverse a disease, you have to understand what is going on in order to make the necessary corrections. Medication cannot cure diabetes. In most circumstances though, you can completely reverse diabetes by making the right changes.