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Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Aren't Harmless

Americans love over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids. In 2015 we spent $427 million on products like ZzzQuil, Unisom, and Sominex.

These drugs are advertised “for relief of occasional sleeplessness.” Yet many Americans—particularly older adults—use OTC sleep aids several nights a week and may want to consider scaling back because of the side effects. 702 more words

Sleep

Sleep Basics: OTC Antihistamines

Many over-the-counter (OTC) medications used for insomnia have primary effects on the H1 receptor. At this receptor, these medications serve as an antagonist; hence the name… 585 more words

Mental Health

Bad science: "If you use Benadryl, Paxil, Dramamine it's REALLY time to stop"

http://www.naturalnews.com/053835_OTC_medication_cognitive_impairment_anticholinergic_drugs.html

Author’s Conclusion:

The author of the article did not express any form of conclusion, so for this section the conclusion of the study sited in the article will be used. 318 more words

Student Blog

Straight, No Chaser: Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

There’s nothing pleasant in talking about bedbugs, but’s it is even worse to have to deal with them, so let’s get you some information to help you prevent and address these bug bites. 545 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

My ZzzQuil Experience

This month, Influenster gave me the opportunity to try and review ZzzQuil.  I’m a fan of sleep and everything around it.  In my college days, I used to rely on things like NyQuil and Benadryl to get a good night’s sleep.   566 more words

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DEMENTIA DERIVATIONS

It was first aluminum pots,

Charged ions from them we feared lots…

Brains sitting still

That sooner will

If inactive, see nursing home spots.

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Certain Over-The-Counter Medications Could Increase Risk Of Dementia

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — There is growing evidence to suggest the long-term use of some very common over-the-counter medicines — from pain relievers, cold and allergy treatments, even some sleep aids — may increase your risk of dementia. 758 more words

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