As someone who’s struggled with insomnia all my life, I face this question on a nightly basis, whether it’s better to reach for a sleep med or tough it out without sleep. Advertising assures us that there’s little danger from sleep meds, but the scare stories of Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger suggest otherwise. How to sort through […]
Insomniac was shortlisted for the Gregory Bateson Prize, Society for Cultural Anthropology, for being “interdisciplinary, experimental, and innovative.” http://sca.culanth.org/prizes/bateson/bateson.htm Check out this cool article by Rubin Naiman, “How Cool Is Your Sleep?” It’s about how important it is to cool down, to get good sleep. http://www.drnaiman.com/newsletter/october-2009
Insomnia? the doctors? big Pharma? the FDA? Ledger?
Many of us have drug horror stories. We also have horror stories about doctors who’ve been too cautious or too careless in prescribing to us. Some of us work out happy relationships with a particular drug, find a drug or a combination of drugs that works and keeps on working. All sleep medications affect the […]
“I tell people about Ambien. Somebody said, ‘Take this, it’s mild.’ I almost drove off a cliff 50 yards from my house.” Jack Nicolson, quoted by Laura Barton and Charlie Brooker, “Pillows, Pills, and Potions, Guardian Unlimited, UK, Guardian.Co, Feb. 5, 2008. Read More… Do we need regulation, self-regulation, better drugs…or what?? “Warning ordered for […]