I suffered a career-ending injury in the past and now have further health issues related to that incident. How do you keep from going into a deep depression when you lost your job, have undergone 12 surgical procedures and almost three years of rehab since 2002? I have battled depression, lack of self-worth and confidence.
Chances are, someone you know takes a sleeping pill. One in four Americans takes a sleep aid every year, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and the numbers are even higher for women -- one in three uses some sort of sleep medication a few times a week.
Ever since Paul Lewis was a kid, he was a restless sleeper who sleepwalked now and then. But after he started his company, a forensic investigations firm called PG Lewis and Associates in Whitehouse Station, N.J., he found he never slept soundly enough to sleepwalk.
Sepracor Inc .posted lower-than-expected results Friday and cut its 2007 outlook amid competition for its insomnia drug and reduced reimbursement for its asthma drug, sending its shares down 20 percent.