Substance/Medication-Induced Sleep Disorder

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 19, 2023 6:27:00 PM

Insomnia induced by the consumption of alcohol, drugs, and other medications is called substance or medication-induced disorder. This means that the effects of using any of those substances is the cause of any sleep issues you may be experiencing, including sleep deprivation, excessive sleepiness, and unusual behaviors during sleep. 

Substances or medication-induced sleep disorder differs from primary insomnia or exhaustion because it affects individuals right after they have taken a drug. Staying up late, participation in activities induced by drug or alcohol use can all interfere with sleep significantly, and the effects last much longer. Continue reading to learn more about how substances can lead to a sleep disorder. 

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Topics: medication, alcohol

How to Find Reputable Sleep supplements

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 17, 2023 5:23:00 PM

The most popular supplements purchased in the United States includes multivitamins, Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acid, and herbal remedies. Melatonin is also a dietary supplements that is a recommended sleep aid. 

Dietary supplements are widely used, but some may pose certain health risks due to limited regulation from the federal government agencies. Some supplements contain harmful ingredients or inaccurate concentrations that don't align with the print on the label. It is up to the customers, however to find formulations that which they can trust, which is something that over half of Americans are unable to do, according to a recent survey.  

Continue reading to find out where to find reputable sleep aids, so you can ensure that you are buying the best thing for your health. 

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Topics: medication

Risks of Sleep Aids for Older Adults

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 7, 2022 6:54:00 AM

It is no secret that older individuals may struggle more with insomnia than any other group. This is due to a variety of physiological changes that make it harder to get a good night's sleep. 

For most insomniacs, the best solution is a pharmaceutical intervention. However, for older adults, sleeping pills may not be the best first-line solution. This is due to the fact that sleeping pills have more adverse reactions and increased risks for older adults, than they do for other populations. Continue reading for more information on how sleep aids affect older adults. 

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Asthma and COPD at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 12, 2022 9:40:00 AM

Asthma and COPD are both obstructive diseases that make it difficult for lungs to completely get rid of all the air in them. Asthma is more common in younger patients and is reversible through treatment with drugs like albuterol and terbutaline. COPD is not reversible and is more evident in older patients, especially those with a history of smoking. It's important to know the difference between these two diseases, as well as the impact they can have on your sleep. Continue reading to find out more about sleep problems in these individuals. 

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Heart Medications that Can Interfere with Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 10, 2022 9:07:00 AM

Sleep is one of the most important things we can do to maintain our health. However, when treating other parts of the body, those medications and treatment plans can interfere with sleep. Here is a list of common heart medications and how they can interfere with sleep. If you take any of these medications and find yourself having trouble sleeping, they may be the culprit, requiring you to talk with your physician to see if there is another option. 

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Common Prescription Medications that Cause Insomnia

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Do you find it difficult to sleep, but unsure why? It could have something to do with your prescription medications. If you take medication for high blood pressure, arrhythmias, mental health disorders, and other health problems, your medication could be causing your insomnia. 

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Topics: Insomnia, medication

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