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Insomnia and Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonists (Suvorexant)

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There has been a breakthrough in the treatment of insomnia. A new compound being tested and prepared for the market blocks a neurotransmitter receptor for orexin (hypocretin), the chemical messenger responsible for arousal and “wakefulness.” Dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) have been shown to improve circadian rhythms and sleep patterns with no side effects, the first drug to do so ... Read More »

Ambien vs Lunesta for Insomnia

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Ambien vs Lunesta for treating insomnia Insomnia is a problem we can all relate to – no one has not had it at one point during their life.  Over a year, roughly 1/3 of adults will have some sort of insomnia, and about 2-6% of adults will choose to use a sleep medication. The ideal treatment for insomnia is without ... Read More »