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Featured Insomnia Articles
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Insomnia is the inability to get enough sleep. This portion of the eMedTV library describes the causes, effects, types, and treatment of this condition. It also discusses how much sleep most people need and offers statistics about the condition.
Ambien is a prescription drug that is used for treating short-term insomnia. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at Ambien and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Melatonin is a supplement that is often used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. This part of the eMedTV site covers other possible melatonin uses, explains how the hormone affects sleep patterns, and describes side effects that may occur.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that must be obtained through dietary means. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses how tryptophan works and offers more information on its effectiveness, safety concerns, and potential side effects.
Lunesta is a prescription medicine that is used as a sleep aid to treat insomnia. This section of the eMedTV library further discusses the effects of Lunesta, lists precautions and warnings for the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Rozerem, a prescription insomnia medicine, is used for helping those who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV Web page contains general information on Rozerem and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Sonata, a prescription drug, is licensed to treat insomnia in adults who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Sonata and offers details on its dosing information and potential side effects.
- Ambien Side Effects
Diarrhea, daytime drowsiness, and dizziness are some of the most common Ambien side effects. This eMedTV Web page also lists rare side effects seen with the drug, as well as confusion.
- Ambien CR
Ambien CR is a sleeping medicine licensed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. This eMedTV article explains how Ambien CR works and offers information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Restoril is a drug used for the treatment of insomnia. This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of this sleep medication, including information on the drug's dosing guidelines, available strengths, and possible side effects.
- Passion Flower
Passion flower is a supplement that is often used for treating anxiety and sleeping problems. This eMedTV page further explains what passion flower is used for, lists possible side effects of the supplement, and explores its safety and effectiveness.
Valerian is a supplement that is often used to treat insomnia. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this herbal supplement, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and potential safety concerns.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Halcion for the short-term treatment of insomnia. This eMedTV article covers general information on Halcion, including how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the medication.
- Melatonin Side Effects Information
Potential side effects of melatonin include nausea or vomiting, irritability, and headaches. This eMedTV Web page lists other side effects that could occur and explains which problems need to be reported to a healthcare provider right away.
- California Poppy
California poppy is an herbal supplement that may be used medicinally for depression, anxiety, and insomnia. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of California poppy, including information on how it may work and potential safety concerns.
- Insomnia Treatment
Common insomnia treatment options include medications, behavioral techniques, and doing nothing. This eMedTV segment describes these different treatment options in detail and explains how a healthcare provider decides which one is appropriate.
Skullcap is a perennial herb that is often used as a dietary supplement. This page on the eMedTV site explains what it is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and explores the safety and effectiveness of skullcap supplements.
L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid sometimes used in dietary supplements. This eMedTV article explains the importance of this amino acid, lists the potential benefits of L-glutamine supplements, and explores the effectiveness of these products.
Doral is a medication that is prescribed to treat insomnia. This article from the eMedTV library describes the effects of Doral, provides general dosing information for the drug, and explains what you should know before taking the sleep medicine.
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- California Poppy Supplements
- Dalmane Drug Information
- Doral Drug Information
- Estazolam for Insomnia
- Halcion for Insomnia
- Intermezzo Medication Information
- L-Glutamine Supplements
- Passion Flower Herbal Supplement
- Rozerem Drug Info
- Silenor Medication Information
- Tryptophan Supplement Information
- Ambien Information
- Restoril Drug Information
- Information on Ambien CR
- Skullcap Herb Information
- Valerian Extract Information
- Information on Lunesta
- Insomnia Information
- Sonata Drug Info
- Melatonin Supplements for Sleep