Category: Sleep Medication

Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease?
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Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease?

New science linking sleep drugs to Alzheimer’s disease has led a rush of people to the insomnia clinic. They all ask the same desperate questions, “Can you help be get off of benzodiazepines?” A benzodiazepine is a medication used to treat insomnia or anxiety that works on a chemical called GABA in the brain. The most common...

Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease? It might: Klonopin, clonazepam, Ativan, lorazepam, Xanax, alprazolam, Valium, diazepam, Restoril, temazepam.
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Does your sleep medication cause Alzheimer’s disease? It might: Klonopin, clonazepam, Ativan, lorazepam, Xanax, alprazolam, Valium, diazepam, Restoril, temazepam.

New science linking sleep drugs to Alzheimer’s disease has led a rush of people to the insomnia clinic. They all ask the same desperate questions, “Can you help be get off of benzodiazepines?” A benzodiazepine is a medication used to treat insomnia or anxiety that works on a chemical called GABA in the brain. The most common...

“No-Pills” Insomnia Treatments Hard to Find in Healthcare Despite 40 Years of Research
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“No-Pills” Insomnia Treatments Hard to Find in Healthcare Despite 40 Years of Research

Sleep medications, often called “Z drugs” (Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata), are the most commonly prescribed insomnia medications worldwide and account for about $285 million in healthcare costs per year in the united states alone. However, a new evaluation of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration suggest that the effects of these medications are...

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Learn more about Robert N. Glidewell, PsyD, CBSM

Robert N. Glidewell, PsyD, CBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of less than 200 psychologists world-wide to be awarded certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has extensive advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders to include a mini-fellowship at the Duke University insomnia...

Sleep Health Revolution: Radical Sleep Transformation for Everyone!
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Sleep Health Revolution: Radical Sleep Transformation for Everyone!

Why is this blog called the Sleep Health Revolution? The short version is that sleep is critically essential for health and vibrant living and the technologies for healthy sleep and sleep transformation should not be a secret. They should not be restricted by finances, healthcare providers, health insurance plans, or pharmaceutical companies. The knowledge and...

Frustration and Disillusionment: Why Your Doctor Won’t Offer You Sleep Transformation (…and it’s not their fault)
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Frustration and Disillusionment: Why Your Doctor Won’t Offer You Sleep Transformation (…and it’s not their fault)

Frustration and Disillusionment Over the years, my frustration has grown as I’ve talked to more and more medical providers and came face to face with the realities of medical practice, the pharmaceutical industry, and our mammoth healthcare system. As I listened to the stories of more and more insomniacs I became more and more disillusioned....

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