Sleep Disorders

UK Government Forced to Pay Damages to Narcoleptic Kid
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A 12-year-old British boy who developed narcolepsy in 2009 after receiving the swine flu vaccine stands to receive about $135,000 from the UK government, The Guardian reported. The boy’s family, whose names have not been released, filed ...
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
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Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?
Sleep Crimes, Parasomnia and Justice in the Age of Medicated Slumber
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Can we be held accountable for crimes and misdeeds we commit while sleepwalking and under the influence of sleep aids? Should we held accountable? Van Winkle's asks the experts who are wrestling with these very sensitive issues.
No Sensors Needed: ApneaApp Uses Sonar to Diagnose Sleep Apnea from Your Bedside
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The forthcoming ApneaApp, created by Dr. Nathaniel Watson, professor of neurology and co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, diagnoses sleep apnea without any wires or uncomfortable overnight stays at a clinic.