The Doctors: Colds & Sleeping Pills
Are you getting your best sleep at night? The Doctors explained why reliance on the Sleeping Pill Death Risk that could be more trouble than it’s worth. Of course, if you come down with a cold, you’ll want all the sleep you can get. Good thing researchers are developing Vapendavir, which could be a cure for the common cold.
The Drs: Sleeping Pill Death Risk
You take medicine to make you better, but could a prescription be killing you? A news report on The Doctors cited study results that found “people who took the prescription sleep aids had a higher risk of death.” Increased cancer risks were also found in the study, but more research needs to be done.
Dr Travis Stork reported that 30% of American women use a sleep aid weekly, and Dr Andrew Ordon added that 40 million Americans complain they don’t sleep well. Dr Jim Sears said that some parents admit to using sleep aids on their children.
The Doctors: How Sleeping Pills Affect The Brain
Dr Travis explained that the brain’s GABA receptors calm brain activity. But removing the medicine from your system can lead to withdrawal symptoms. That’s part of why these sleeping pills can become so addictive. Dr Ordon said that is one reason why sleeping pill users don’t always feel well rested the next day.
Before resorting to pills, there are many other options for addressing sleep problems, including counseling or changing your routine. The team recommended limiting the use of sleeping pills, because most people don’t need to be using them every night for the rest of their lives.
Dr Ordon said avoiding electronics, alcohol and eating before bed can help. Avoid stress before bed if possible, and try to exercise during the day to sleep better at night.
The Drs: 20-20-20 Rule
“If you’re in bed laying there for 20 minutes, start ruminating on something. Go ahead and get out of bed, to a low light area, relaxing area. Spend 20 minutes doing something else, other than just thinking about going back to sleep,” Dr Travis said.
Insomnia happens to everyone on occasion, but there are sleeping pill alternatives.
The Doctors: Vapendavir Cold Cure Drug
Australian researchers may be on the right track when it comes to curing colds. Research on Vapendavir has found that it may reduce the duration of severe cold symptoms from 2.5 days to 1.7 days.
The Doctors said this study focused on Asthmatic patients and the common Rhinovirus that causes many colds. Dr Lisa Masterson said that a lot of further testing and research needs to be done.
While the flu vaccine has been popular in recent years, there are so many different strains of colds that it would be hard to come up with a catch-all vaccine. But Asthmatic or immunosuppressed patients could truly benefit from a pill that makes cold symptoms less severe.
The Drs: How To Cure A Cold
- Stay hydrated
- Get plenty of rest
- Use nasal saline
- Choose an OTC cold remedy
You can also cut your chances of getting a cold by 40% if you gargle salt water three times per day, according to Dr Jim Sears.