• Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

    5 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Widely prescribed 'benzodiazepine' sleeping pills suppress the sleeping brain's ability to wake us when it senses a threat. But an alternative class of hypnotics currently under development could allow users to rouse in the event of an earthquake, fire alarm or intruder, according to a new study.
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  • New class of sleeping pill preserves ability to wake in response to danger signals

    5 monthes ago - By News Medical

    In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed. But a newer alternative preserves the ability to wake in response to danger signals, according to a new research.
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