Sleeping Pills

Popular Sedative Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease affects almost 500,000 people in the UK. Although the cause is currently unknown, there a...

10 Things to Try Before You Go to Your Doctor for Sleeping Tablets

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Researching and practising sleep techniques with patients has led me to realise that there are a host of practical, highly effective and sustainable strategies that one can adopt, helping avoid a trip to the doctor... Here are ten tried and tested strategies that I have been recommending for years, which have helped patients learn how to sleep again.

Why This Sleeping Pill May Be A Heart Attack Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first study to link the sleeping pill zolpidem - known as Ambien in the US and Stilnoct in the UK - with cardiovascular problems has been publishe...

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: when was the last time you heard someone bragging or 'moasting' (a moan that's also a backhanded boast - yes, we made that up) about the lac...

Tony Scott Had Sleeping Pills And Anti-Depressants In His System When He Died

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

British film director Tony Scott had sleeping pill and anti-depressants in his system when he leapt to his death from a bridge, a coroner has announce...

Could 'Off The Shelf' Sleeping Pills Help Fight Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A team of scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have suggested a pill designed to treat sleeping disorders could help fight cancer....

Dying to Sleep?

Chireal Shallow | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Chireal Shallow

Sleeping pills are the handy, go-to method for those who are unable to go to sleep naturally. They can be easily purchased at the local pharmacy or su...

Serial Bigamist Spared Jail After Cross-Dressing Sleeping Pills Scam

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

A serial bigamist who fooled a doctor into giving her sleeping pills by dressing as a man was spared a jail sentence today. Emily Horne, 33, croppe...

Are We A Nation Of Pill-Poppers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is a nation of pill-poppers who use drugs to beat aches and pains instead of changing their diet and lifestyle, a recent study has warned. ...

Sleeping Pills Increase Risk Of Death, Research Finds

PA | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

Sleeping pills commonly prescribed in the UK may increase the risk of death more than four-fold, according to new research. The higher the dose, th...

Economic Hardship Sparks Leap In Antidepressant Precriptions

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Prescriptions for drugs such as antidepressants and sleeping pills have jumped 20% in just three years, according to new figures. Experts believe t...

I Can't Get No Sleep

Carol Tobin | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Comedy
Carol Tobin

I am a self diagnosed insomniac. I didn't need a doctor to inform me of my condition. I had plenty of spare time to diagnose myself as I lay in my bed wide awake for yet another night.