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Sleep Drugs, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Mali Rebecca Schantz-Feld; Consulting Editor: David J. Triggle, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 1438144695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4469-6
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 615
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movements all interrupt the flow of a restful sleep, causing drowsiness, confusion, and memory problems during waking hours. To counteract these physical conditions, researchers have experimented with different forms of sleep medications. Modern prescription drugs such as central nervous system depressants, opioids, and sedative hypnotics, as well as over-the-counter drugs, treat specific types of sleeping disorders. When taken responsibly, these medications control the physical and mental issues that discourage sleep. But they also have great potential for abuse. Sleep Drugs, Second Edition is an updated eBook that explains how these medications affect the body, the benefits of using them properly, and the risks of abusing them.

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About the Author(s)

Mali Rebecca Schantz-Feld is a professional writer and researcher with more than 20 years of experience. She has won awards for writing from the Florida Magazine Association, the Florida Freelance Writers Association, and the American Business Media. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, Florida Magazine Association, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and the Florida Freelance Writers Association/Cassell Network of Writers.

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