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The History of Sleeping Pills

The History of Sleeping Pills

Inducing sleep can be traced back to ancient times. People used herbs, smoked opium and drank excessively to force themselves to sleep. It wasn’t until the second Scientific Revolution (16th-18th centuries) that formal chemistry introduced drugs that could knock people out. During the 19th century, ether was used as an anesthetic and was abused by many. Doctors […]

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FDA Approves New Drug To Regulate Circadian Rhythm

Vanda Pharmaceuticals intends on bringing better sleep to thousands of people across the United States. Their new drug, Hetlioz was just very recently approved by U.S health regulators. Hetlioz will be used to regulate the natural internal body clocks, or circadian rhythms, of patients who are blind, helping the sleep better with a normal sleep […]

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What You Should Know About Talking In Your Sleep

What You Should Know About Talking In Your Sleep

For some people, conversation doesn’t simply cease during their bedtime. Sleep talking, or somniloquy, is a sleep disorder in which an unconscious person talks while they sleep. Interestingly, it ranges in severity with some sleepers communicating when talked to, while others communicate without being triggered; it can be gibberish, rants that don’t make sense or […]

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