The sleep–wake cycle and sleeping pills

@article{Lemmer2007TheSC,
  title={The sleep–wake cycle and sleeping pills},
  author={B. Lemmer},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={90},
  pages={285-293}
}
  • B. Lemmer
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
Sleeping pills are drugs which are used world-wide to combat sleep disturbances, and to prevent symptoms due to maladjustment to shiftwork or jet-lag. Today, benzodiazepines and the so-called "non-benzodiazepines", such as zolpidem, which both act on benzodiazepine receptors, are drugs of first choice and they are substitutes for barbiturates. Their use as sleeping pills in insomniacs is established after appropriate medical diagnosis. Symptoms from shiftwork or jet-lag are due to an internal… Expand
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