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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on October 16th, 2020

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Recent Insomnia News, Autumn 2020


INSOMNIA WIRE final 1Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report 
capturing insomnia news of relevant interest to sleep
technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our
regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. Physician's Weekly : Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders in Patients with Insomnia: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study [OCT 12, 2020]
  2. Sleep Review : Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Insomnia [OCT 8, 2020]
  3. Sleep Review : Which Insomnia Patients Might Be at Increased Risk of Dementia? [OCT 8, 2020]
  4. Spectrum Local News : Doctor Uses Sound of Brain Waves to Treat Insomnia [OCT 6, 2020]
  5. Union-Bulletin : Sleeping in a king size state of anxiety [SEPT 27, 2020]
  6. MDLinx : FDA requiring labeling changes for benzodiazepines [SEPT 24, 2020]
  7. Penn State News : Insomnia, sleeping less than six hours may increase risk of cognitive impairment [SEPT 24, 2020]
  8. Physician's Weekly : Chronic alcohol exposure reduces acetylated histones in the sleep-wake regulatory brain regions to cause insomnia during withdrawal [SEPT 24, 2020]
  9. CTV News : Weighted blankets can help those with anxiety, depression get a better night's sleep: study [SEPT 23, 2020]
  10. Sleep Review : Insomnia Symptom Improvement Associated with Noninvasive Neurotechnology [SEPT 22, 2020]
  11. Forbes : Trouble Sleeping? Meet The Newest Cannabinoid On The Block. You’ll Be Hearing More About It Soon [SEPT 19, 2020]
  12. Sleep Review : New Ebb Therapeutics Data Validates Forehead Cooling Approach for Insomnia [SEPT 17, 2020]
  13. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: Slow-oscillation activity is reduced and high frequency activity is elevated in older adults with insomnia [SEPT 15, 2020]
  14. Physician's Weekly : The effects of eszopiclone on sleep spindles and memory consolidation in schizophrenia: a randomized clinical trial. [SEPT 14, 2020]
  15. Sleep Health : Racial discrimination as a mediator of racial disparities in insomnia disorder [SEPT 11, 2020]
  16. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Fear of sleep and trauma-induced insomnia: A review and conceptual model [SEPT 8, 2020]
  17. Journal of Sleep Research : Insomnia symptoms and non‐suicidal self‐injury in adolescence: understanding temporal relations and mechanisms [SEPT 7, 2020]
  18. Inverse : Sleep study reveals as surprising link between insomnia and entrepreneurship [SEPT 4, 2020]
  19. SLEEP : Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia among young adults who are actively drinking: a randomized pilot trial [SEPT 4, 2020]
  20. MultiBriefs : How pharmacists can help stem insomnia — a growing public health issue [SEPT 3, 2020]
  21. Physician's Weekly : Investigating mediated effects of fear of COVID-19 and COVID-19 misunderstanding in the association between problematic social media use, psychological distress, and insomnia [SEPT 3, 2020]
  22. Psychiatry Advisor : Nighttime Device Use Associated With Insomnia in Young Adults [SEPT 3, 2020]
  23. MedPage Today: Insomnia Drug Shows Promise—Investigational daridorexant improves sleep onset and maintenance [AUG 31, 2020]
  24. Sleep Medicine : New potential stimulation targets for noninvasive brain stimulation treatment of chronic insomnia [AUG 28, 2020]
  25. Sleep Medicine : Do symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress impair the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia? A chart-review of 455 patients with chronic insomnia [AUG 27, 2020]