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Sleepless in Sobriety

By Christopher Dale

I can't fall asleep on command any more than I can defy gravity; both demand changes impossible to execute. The difference is that failure to achieve weightlessness for eight hours won't make me tired, irritable and unproductive for the remainder of the day. MORE  

Ambien Zombies, Murder, and Other Disturbing Behavior

By Allison McCabe

The number one prescription sleep aid is becoming better known for triggering bizarre behavior than it is for treating insomnia. MORE  

Binge Drinking Keeps Seniors Up All Night

By Valerie Tejeda

A study finds older people who binge drink frequently are more likely to have insomnia. MORE  

Rachel McAdams "Tripped" on Marijuana

By Bryan Le

The actress says smoking weed as an insomnia cure caused her to hallucinate. MORE  

The Trick to Sleeping Sober

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell offers tips for beating night time anxiety without drugs or alcohol. MORE  

I Was a Sober College Student

By Lily Weinstein

With school starting this month, I've been reflecting on my sober university life—which involved an a cappella singing group, a Pimps and Hos fraternity party, depression and, ultimately, freedom. MORE  

Nicotine Addicts Struggle to Sleep

By Valerie Tejeda

The latest research suggests that lighting up keeps you up—and insomnia is linked to yet more health problems. MORE  

Sleeping Pills Pose Addiction Threat

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers urge insomniacs to explore other ways of getting a better night. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 7, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Casey Anthony's probation report says she's sober, Ukraine's winter death toll blamed on alcoholism, and Sony Pictures pays big for boozy Sundance movie, Smashed. MORE  

Trazodone Ineffective in Battling Insomnia for Recovering Addicts

By Valerie Tejeda

In clinical studies, the antidepressant Trazodone is no better than placebo for treating insomnia in addicts. MORE  

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