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Triggering Lucid Dreams
Scientists have made a breakthrough when it comes to triggering lucid dreams. Building on their previous work, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Lucidity Institute in Hawaii wanted to investigate how acetylcholinesterase inhibitors might promote lucid dreaming. A common drug used to treat memory decline in Alzheimer’s disease – galantamine – is a fast-acting AChEI with only mild side effects, so researchers recruited 121 participants to see what effect the drug had on their ability to have and recall lucid dreams. The findings were surprising.
All Specialties April 27th 2022
Sleep Academy Warns Lawmakers About Health Risks of Permanent Daylight-Saving Time
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is taking issue with the US Senate’s recently passed legislation that will make daylight saving time (DST) permanent starting in 2023. AASM cautions that this permanent change would lead to health risks that include adverse cardiovascular events, mood disorders, and motor vehicle crashes. The group advocates for establishing permanent standard time instead.
Cardiology March 22nd 2022
Quviviq Approved for the Treatment of Insomnia
Orexin receptor antagonists work by suppressing the wake drive through blocking wake-promoting neuropeptides. Daridorexant is the third dual-orexin inhibitor to receive FDA approval for people with difficulty in sleep onset or sleep maintenance.
Family Medicine/General Practice January 19th 2022