Sleep Disorders

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression treated with antidepressants, or mental illness in general is linked with an increased risk of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published online in Neurology.


Long-term use of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of death by suicide in patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online.

One quarter of older adults prescribed benzodiazepines may go on to long-term use, warns a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

New longer-term data provide more evidence that the investigational drug pitolisant reduces excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy.

Climbers who take zolpidem at high altitude may put their performance and safety at risk, a new study from Europe suggests.

Past use of benzodiazepines and related drugs is associated with a modestly heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.