Featured Sleep Articles
Descriptions of Featured Sleep Articles
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by brief, uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition and its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
Provigil is a prescription drug that is used for promoting wakefulness in people with certain conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what Provigil is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers general dosing information.
Temazepam is a drug that is used to treat insomnia. This page from the eMedTV Web site gives a complete overview of the drug, including a description of how it works, suggestions on when and how to take your dose, and a list of possible side effects.
Zolpidem is a drug that is prescribed for the treatment of short-term insomnia. This selection from the eMedTV archives contains other important information on zolpidem and its uses, effects, and potential side effects.
Versed is a prescription drug that can be used as a sedative or anesthesia before a medical procedure. This eMedTV article explains how Versed works and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Methylphenidate is a medication that is used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works, offers precautions to be aware of when taking the medication, lists possible side effects, and more.
Valerian root is an herb that is used in supplements and appears to be an effective insomnia treatment. This eMedTV article takes a look at valerian root in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Triazolam is a medicine that is prescribed to treat insomnia for a short period of time. This eMedTV article covers important information on triazolam, including its effects on the body, general dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Eszopiclone is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. This eMedTV article explains the effects of this medication and offers information on its precautions and warnings, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Ramelteon is prescribed to treat insomnia in people who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article provides important information on this drug, including its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Dextroamphetamine is a prescription medicine licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this medication, including information about its effects, side effects, guidelines for taking it safely, and more.
Zaleplon is a drug that is prescribed to treat short-term insomnia in those having trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article provides general information on zaleplon and its uses, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and precautions.
Research on Narcolepsy
As explained in this eMedTV article, current research on narcolepsy is focused on understanding the cause of this sleep disorder, as well as improving the methods of detecting and treating it. This page discusses narcolepsy research in detail.
People with insomnia may benefit from taking flurazepam, a drug that can cause sleepiness and relax muscles. This eMedTV article offers detailed information about the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, strengths, and general precautions and warnings.
Methylphenidate and D2 Receptors
Methylphenidate is effective in treating ADHD because it increases the binding of dopamine to D2 receptors. This eMedTV article explains the link between methylphenidate and D2 receptors, and discusses the risk of drug abuse with the medication.
Overwhelming daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, and sleep paralysis are common symptoms of narcolepsy. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at these and other narcolepsy signs and symptoms, including hypnagogic hallucinations.