Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Is Lunesta Safe For You?


Everyone has an occasional sleepless night, and this is not a problem for most people. Shockingly, as many as 30% of Americans report occasional sleeping problems, and for about 15% of the population it is a chronic problem. In these cases, the lack of restful sleep impairs the person's ability to carry out daily responsibilities because they are too tired or they have trouble concentrating. Chronic sleep conditions can also cause memory problems, irritability and even depression.

Imagine all the times lying in bed at night wondering what it will take for you to fall asleep. Is there a more frustrating feeling? Many people often consider using a prescription sleeping pill to solve their chronic sleep problems.

Is Prescription Drug Lunesta® Right For You?

Eszopiclone is the generic name for the sedative/hypnotic Lunesta®. This prescription medication was introduced earlier this year to the sleep aid market. Lunesta® must be taken immediately before bedtime and you should make sure you have a full eight hours to devote to sleeping before taking it. You may notice that you are not quite as alert, or have increased drowsiness the next day if you do not get enough sleep. Never stop taking it without talking to your doctor and never stop abruptly. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms that include anxiety, abnormal dreams, nausea, and upset stomach. Another warning: Avoid alcohol when taking this drug. Combining the two could cause a coma and even death.

And remember, although Lunesta® is not a narcotic, it could become habit forming. Potential side effects include chest pain, drowsiness, headache, unpleasant taste, nervousness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Using strong drugs to fall asleep often means that the body's natural sleep cycle is disturbed and the ability to fall asleep naturally is lost. Keep this in mind when considering any prescription sedative.

Are there Natural Sleep Alternatives Available To You? Absolutely!

The best all natural sleep aid on the market today are:

1) Somnatrol
2) Ambiatol
3) Somnulin

What makes a non prescription sleep aid product so appealing? Is it the all natural and non physically addictive properties? Prescription products as we all know pose the risk for too many potential side effects and drug interactions.

These elite nonprescription products like Somnatrol contain the all natural herb Valerian Root as one of the main ingredients. This produces a two fold effect:

Stage 1: your body experiences a state of powerful relaxation.
Stage 2: your body experiences an improved quality of sleep by inducing longer periods of restfulness.

You might not need to resort to prescription strength drug to get a good night's sleep. These natural supplements can support a sound and restful night's sleep. Unlike prescription sleep aids, these natural alternatives can be used on only nights when you really need it. You can take them before you retire, if you go to bed and discover you can't sleep, or even in the middle of the night. Get some sleep restful tonight. Your body deserves it!

About the Author

Cassandra is a health and nutrition counselor specializing in the study of natural alternative medicine. She is also a published author and an avid health and fitness enthusiast.


MORE RESOURCES:

Antioxidant Supplements Don't Fight Cancer, Research Suggests
Huffington Post
In the study, researchers found that male smokers who took of 20-milligram supplements of beta-carotene (an antioxidant) daily for five to eight years had an 18 percent increased rate of lung cancer, and an 8 percent increased mortality rate, compared ...



FDA warns of generic Viagra hidden in "natural" OMG supplement: Tainted ...
The Plain Dealer
The FDA is warning consumers that O.M.G., a "natural" sexual health supplement sold for men, contains undisclosed sildenafil, or generic Viagra. The pharmaceutical ingredient makes the supplement dangerous, particularly to anyone taking nitrates for ...



velonews.competitor.com

Buyer Beware: Are Your Supplements Tainted?
velonews.competitor.com
It's not overly cynical to “expect” any doping athlete to blame a contaminated dietary supplement for his or her positive dope test, but WADA doesn't let athletes off the hook for “accidents;” even when some supplements have clearly been found to ...



CNN

Don't be fooled by dietary supplement claims
CNN
(CNN) -- Recently, the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection successfully ignited a public discussion about dietary supplements. It's about time. But this is only a first step, and of no substantive value without continued careful objective and ...

and more »


Quartz

Fish oil supplements may reduce cognitive decline, unless you're already at ...
Quartz
Fish oil supplements have a slippery reputation when it comes to preventing cognitive decline, the hallmark symptom of Alzheimer's disease. Studies have provided ambiguous results, promoting recommendations founded more on faith than evidence.
Fish Oil Supplements May Protect Against Alzheimer'sHuffington Post
Fish Oil Supplements Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Study FindsHeadlines & Global News
Fish Oil Boosts Brain PowerYahoo Health
University Herald -Science World Report -News-Medical.net
all 119 news articles »


The Beauty Supplement: supplements for sunburnt skin
Telegraph.co.uk
Scientists often agree that moderate sun exposure can make us feel better as it encourages the production of vitamin D3, crucial for hundreds of processes within our bodies. And science aside, we all feel better with a little sun on our backs. However ...



Health Column: Get your mojo going with energy supplements
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Most of us could use a bit more of it. Some people suffer from a complete lack of it. Athletes burn a lot with activity and we all need it to maintain a sharp mental state. What I'm referring to is energy, and in order to move and think, we need it ...



News One

Don't Take This If You Have High Blood Pressure
News One
According to Mayo Clinic, if you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you need to re-think the supplements you're taking. Why? While supplements may be labeled “natural” and don't generally need a prescription, they can affect the body in many ...



Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, Launches A New Line Of Nutrition Supplements
Forbes
Becoming Mr. Olympia is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, tough mentality, a serious workout plan, a solid nutrition plan and the appropriate supplements. If anyone knows anything about becoming Mr. Olympia, it's Phil Heath. The current ...

and more »


Potassium May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
WebMD
Because of that, many doctors prescribe potassium supplements to heart failure patients taking diuretics. According to the authors of the new study, theirs is the first to examine the survival benefits of potassium supplements in this group of patients.
Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Patients Taking Diuretics for ...Penn: Office of University Communications
Potassium Supplements With Loop Diuretics May Up SurvivalMedscape

all 15 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.