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insomnia


There is no cure for restless legs syndrome, however, by providing appropriate advice, pharmacists can help their patients manage the disorder and minimise symptoms. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, MSc, …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Management of insomnia in primary care Insomnia is a common sleep disorder involving difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Inhaled budesonide in the treatment of early COVID-19 (STOIC) A randomised controlled trial (Steroids in COVID-19; STOIC) of inhaled …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain relief This overview of systematic reviews concluded that evidence regarding the effectiveness …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Advise non-pharmacological therapy as first line treatment for chronic insomnia Guidelines recommend non-pharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, as …

Helping a customer with sleeping difficulty involves identifying and minimising any obstacles to achieving sleep and then tailoring appropriate interventions, which may well include non-pharmacological approaches and complementary medicines, writes …

From June 2021, pharmacists will have another option for the non-prescription management of sleep disorder in the target population, melatonin. This second of two articles by pharmacist David Pache focuses …

The recent TGA decision to down-schedule melatonin in modified release tablets containing 2mg or less of melatonin for the short-term treatment of primary insomnia, and approval for it to be …

Early intervention by a pharmacist could help with insomnia, writes Carlene McMaugh According to the Sleep Health Foundation[1], approximately 10% of people experience insomnia at any one time, while about …

Most Australians suffer broken sleep – and 62% are ignoring “critical” signs that poor sleep could signify a serious problem, says Amcal The 2019 Sleep Health Survey, conducted by Amcal, …

Advocates for sleep health argue it’s high time we move sleep issues off the backburner, making sleep a national health priority, says Leanne Philpott. Experts say that Australia is in …

Issues caused by poor sleep can be wide-ranging, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Insomnia is defined by the American College of Physicians as “dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality and is associated …