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Sleep Disorders

Older patients with insomnia are able to successfully transition to lemborexant regardless of a history of intermittent or frequent use of zolpidem, according to an open-label pilot study presented at the virtual 2021 AAGP annual meeting.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic changes to sleep patterns at a time when the health benefits from quality sleep are especially important, researcher and sleep expert Charles M. Morin, PhD, said at a virtual symposium.
After losing a night’s sleep, people with high but subclinical attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) traits performed worse on tasks involving attentional regulation and emotional control than people with low ADHD traits did.
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of people with clinically meaningful sleep difficulties grew to include half of all survey respondents, according to a study in the Journal of Sleep Research.
Maternal insomnia increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many mothers also reporting mild-to-high levels of acute anxiety related to COVID-19, according to a study published online in the Journal of Sleep Research.

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