News & Views

Monthly columns by Zachary Pearl (Phd), Staff. staff will release monthly columns covering the latest medical news globally, focusing on sleep-related issues and their effect on our lives.

Please note that Circadin® is indicated as monotherapy for the short-term treatment of primary insomnia characterized by poor quality of sleep in patients who are aged 55 or over. Accordingly, the off label use indicated below are not recommended and the prescribing and labelling of your country must be followed.

Here are our latest columns:

  • heart attack

    The link between insomnia, high blood pressure and heart attack

    September, 2020

    The association between high blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, is well established. However, recent studies have highlighted a link between poor quality of sleep, hypertension and cardiovascular events, and challenge current diagnostic testing and potential treatments.

  • Sleep, circadian rhythm and quarantine

    June, 2020

    This outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic affects us all and brings about high level of stress. Being forced to stay at home, work from home, do homeschooling with children, drastically minimize outings and daylight exposure. Because circadian rhythm is governed by daylight, the current Covid-19 quarantine situation is likely to negatively affect it.

  • electronic device

    The negative effect of electronic devices on sleep

    February, 2020

    Electronic devices have become an integral part of our lives where more than half of adolescents from technologically advanced countries report using electronic media on most evenings and during the last hour before they go to bed. There are many evidences pointing out that this extended usage at late hours has negative affect on sleep.

  • sleep evolution

    The history of sleep since ancient times till today

    November, 2019

    The daily timing and amount of sleep has changed throughout human history, whereas historical records indicate that the onset of sleep at night overlapped the arrival of dusk, modern society has crafted a sleep schedule that is heavily influenced by protected, artificially lit environments.

  • News & Views

    • Dr. Zach Pearl Staff

    • September, 2020
    • The link between insomnia, high blood pressure and heart attack

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