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:

  • Dogs sleeping in bed

    The unbelievable effects pets have on your health and sleep

    September, 2019

    Researchers have shown that spending time playing with pets can relieve most of your tension and fatigue and decrease depression, anxiety and stress. On the other hand, a pet’s presence in the sleep environment is a potential for disruptions.

  • Sleep disorders in children with ASD

    June, 2019

    Many parents occasionally deal with children who have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. These sleep difficulties are normal and usually temporary. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have much more sleep disturbances than typically developing children.

  • Sleep in children- Why is it so important?

    April, 2019

    Sleep is an important component of health; it is essential to grow, restore our body and the immune system and to enhance learning and memory consolidation. Sleep helps children focus and remember what has been learned and is also vital for their physical and mental health.

  • Sleep and our biological clock

    February, 2019

    Living organisms, including humans, have an internal, biological clock (Circadian rhythm) that helps them anticipate and adapt to the dramatically different phases of the day. About 3% of the adult population suffer from a circadian rhythm sleep disorder.

  • Sleep and Dementia

    December, 2018

    With worldwide population aging, there is an increased prevalence of dementia, defined as a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Accumulating evidence suggested a close relationship between sleep disorders and dementia.

  • Can Herbal Teas Help You Sleep Better?

    October, 2018

    Good sleep is essential to our lives, however almost 55% of the elderly people suffer from insomnia. In ancient times herbal teas were used to treat sleep problems and in recent years, numerous scientific and medical researches that has been published supports their action, either directly on sleep (via sedation), or indirectly, by reducing stress and mind-activity. 

  • Yin vs. Yang – A Chinese Medicine View at Sleep and Treating Insomnia

    June, 2018

    Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest medicines in the world and in today’s world its practice is also backed by modern research. Traditional Chinese Medicine pays a lot of attention to sleep issues and differentiates between trouble falling sleep, difficulty staying asleep (“light sleep”), and having dream-disturbed sleep, as each is related to an imbalance in a different organ system.

  • How Lack of Sleep May Affect Fertility

    May, 2018

    Sleep is a critical component to one’s physical and emotional health and well-being. Increasing evidence suggests a role for sleep in women’s health, particularly in the context of the menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy and menopause; male fertility has also been shown to be negatively affected by lack of sleep.

  • How would you know if you suffer from Insomnia?

    April, 2018

    Insomnia is defined as a difficulty related to sleeping: sleeplessness, wakefulness and restlessness. In this article are a few considerations that will help you assess whether your sleep difficulties are considered insomnia.

  • Seasonal Time Changes – How do they affect our Sleep & Health?

    March, 2018

    Transitions into and out of Daylight Saving Time (DST) change the social and environmental timing and therefore affect millions of people annually. The clock change causes a sudden shift in the external cues which help our internal body clock to maintain a 24-hour track.

  • How Lack of sleep affects your sexual function?

    February, 2018

    Sleep is one of the most important foundations for good health and wellbeing. Lack of Sleep can affect your sexual function and desire, affecting your hormone levels as well as your sense of emotional well-being in the relationship.

  • Can lack of sleep cause obesity?

    December, 2017

    Obesity affects more than one-third of the U.S. adult population and the numbers are constantly rising. Another epidemic of the western society is sleep deprivation where over the past years, lack of sleep and low quality of sleep have become a routine. Studies have shown a strong correlation between sleep disorders and obesity.

  • High blood pressure and sleep

    November, 2017

    Hypertension is a major public health epidemic all over the world. Nearly seven million deaths worldwide are attributed to high blood pressure each year. In recent years it has been discovered that short sleep duration and poor quality of sleep greatly increase the risk for developing high blood pressure, which in turn increases related risks.

  • Jet lag and sleep

    October, 2017

    Jet lag is known as a sleep disorder that results from crossing time zones too rapidly for the biological clock to keep pace. The symptoms of jet lag consist primarily of insomnia and daytime sleepiness but can also include mood changes, reduced physical performance, cognitive impairment and gastrointestinal disturbances.

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    • September, 2019
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