Sleeping Pills

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

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 31.07.2014 | 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.