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FDA Warning About Sleep Medicine Side Effects

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Numerous Americans use prescription sleep meds such as Lunesta, Ambien, and Sonata to receive good shut-eye. Yet, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday slapped a difficult new warning label on this class of drugs, because of risks from daytime drowsiness the day when used.

The move was driven by 66 cases in which patients involved in something are labeled “complex sleep behaviors” after taking the insomnia medications.

In 20 cases, behaviors become deadly. Causes of death ranged from drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, falls, hypothermia or automobile collisions (with the individual driving), an apparent suicide, the FDA said.… Read More

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Sleeping Aids and Sleep Solutions for Pregnant Women

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It is no secret that many Americans grapple with insomnia and other sleep problems. Research suggests that between 50 million and 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. In a CDC survey, researchers found that up to 35% of American adults indicate suffering from too little sleep.

Although experts report higher insomnia and sleep disorder cases among men, women, and particularly pregnant women bear the brunt of sleep disorders. Researchers estimate that more than 6 million women are pregnant at any one time in the United States. A study conducted in 2016 suggested that up to 78% of pregnant women … Read More

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