Better Sleeping Through Chemistry

Better Sleeping Through Chemistry
Innovation
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 3 december 2008

Researchers have published findings from a recent drug trial that point to a new pill that is successfully able to reset the body’s natural sleep rhythms.  Tasimelteon works on the same receptors as melatonin – the body’s natural sleep hormone – and may actually improve a patient’s alertness and performance the next day without any carryover sedative effects.  Colloquially, this breakthrough is being referred to as the “jet lag drug,” but its applications extend to anyone suffering from body clock related sleep disorders. The BBC reports:

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