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2008-02-07 06:00:00

Napping is a necessity for Alissa Vladimir on many days, and it's not because she's a toddler. The 23-year-old public relations associate from Philadelphia has insomnia, a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early. Sleepless until the wee hours most nights, Vladimir often rises weary. "I am cranky and more easily annoyed when I have a bad night. On bad days I just want to get everything over with so I can lie down," she says. To achieve...

2005-12-11 09:26:18

Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata all have their pluses and minuses, study found HealthDay News -- No single sleeping pill stands out as the best, according to a U.S. review of the newer sleep aids on the market. The researchers reviewed 141 studies of the sleeping pills Sonata, Ambien, Lunesta and a Canadian brand called Imovane. These are all considered newer sleeping aids and are commonly prescribed for insomnia in place of older benzodiazepine sleeping aids such as Halcion, ProSom and Restoril....

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2005-04-28 07:55:00

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia HealthDayNews -- Insomniacs can now try another sleeping pill for desperately needed slumber. Lunesta, from Sepracor Inc., is the latest entry into the sleep medication market, and it has the distinction of being the only such medication approved for long-term use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). About 60 million Americans a year have insomnia often or for extended periods, according to the National Institute of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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