A new first-in-class prescription drug for insomnia was approved for release in the United States in August 2014. The drug, Belsomra (suvorexant), is an orexin receptor antagonist. It works by altering the signaling of orexins – neurotransmitters which... Read more
Sleeping is a part of everyone’s life. As such, most people assume they know a lot about the topic. If you are dealing with insomnia, you may have heard many myths about it. Here are some common myths about the condition along with the facts that dispel them.
Insomnia Myth #1: Only Depressed or Nervous People... Read more
It isn’t just young children who can benefit from naps. Adults can, too. The Spanish cultures know this and most generally still abide by siestas so that individuals can have an early afternoon rest. However, most other cultures view naps as an indulgence or a treat. Yet, research is showing that naps can be beneficial. They go far in... Read more