This 16-page newly revised (2016) downloadable guide offers up-to-date tips for beating insomnia: foods and drugs to avoid, foods that help, herbal remedies, and sleeping pills, both prescription and over-the-counter. It contains dos and don'ts for getting a good night's sleep and a checklist to help you determine if you are running a sleep deficit.
Have you seen TV commercials for the new sleeping pill Belsomra? You know, the one with the fuzzy cat-like creature that is supposed to help you sleep. Get the straight story on this new medication. Find out about the controversial connection between some sleeping pills and Alzheimer’s disease.
Acupressure and judicious timing of light exposure can be surprisingly effective. Learn about herbal remedies that can help as well as about the supplements melatonin and magnesium.
Find out about the pros and cons of various sleeping pills, both prescription and OTC, and check the list of drugs that may cause insomnia. If you have trouble sleeping, you might be surprised to discover that your blood pressure pills or allergy medicine are keeping you awake.
Do you have sleep apnea? Find out about appropriate treatments.
Be aware that some medications for insomnia can cause dependency and may trigger withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped suddenly.
This guide is packed with practical information about how to get a good night’s sleep. It is available only as an online resource.
Overall, I like the format. And the primary reason I ordered it was for the drug list (which my BP med was on the list). The information is a little outdated, however, Here is a quote: “The result is that tryptophan pills won’t be sold in the U.S. in the foreseeable future.” I order tryptophan from Swansonvitamins.com and LEF.org all the time (I have a bottle in my supplement closet). Some interesting info about sleeping meds. Overall, it just needs a few updates. I would like to see a larger, more in-depth list of meds that cause insomnia, or contribute to insomnia. I still have the very first print of The People’s Pharmacy; always a big fan.
I purchased Getting A Good Night’s Sleep on 11/12/15.
The last time this product was updated was in 2008.
While most of the advice is timeless, the parts discussing “new” drugs, supplements and interactions is out of date.