The American Sleep Association (ASA) is a national organization focused on improving public awareness about sleep disorders and sleep health, promoting sleep medicine research, and providing a portal for communication between patients, physicians/healthcare professionals, corporations, and scientists.
Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is a non-profit organization supported by the mattress industry. The BSC's goal is to "wake up" the world, and let everyone know about the benefits of sleeping 7-8 hours on a comfortable, supportive mattress.
The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) was established in 1993 to combat sleeplessness. About 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems; among them, nearly 60 percent have a chronic disorder. The Center seeks to improve the health of Americans by serving four key functions: research, training, technology transfer and coordination.
The National Sleep Awareness Roundtable (NSART) is a national coalition of governmental, professional, voluntary and other organizations, whose mission is: 1) to raise awareness about; 2) to increase the understanding of; and 3) to reduce the public health and safety impact of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders.
Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). NSF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take more LUNESTA than prescribed. LUNESTA acts quickly, so take it right before bed, and only if you have 7-8 hours to devote to sleep. Do not take LUNESTA if you are allergic to anything in it. LUNESTA should not be taken together with alcohol or other sedative hypnotics. The morning after you take LUNESTA your ability to drive safely and think clearly may be decreased. Until you know how you will react to LUNESTA, you should not drive or perform other activities that require complete mental alertness the day after use. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problems. LUNESTA may cause serious side effects that you may not know are happening to you including daytime sleepiness, not thinking clearly, acting strangely, confused or upset, or walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep. Other abnormal behaviors include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations and confusion. In depressed patients, worsening of depression including risk of suicide may occur. These risks may increase if you drink alcohol. Severe allergic reactions such as swelling of the tongue and throat occur rarely and may be fatal. Call your doctor if you experience these or any effects or reactions that concern you. LUNESTA, like most sleep medicines, carries some risk of dependency. Side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, morning drowsiness and dizziness.
INDICATION Lunesta® (eszopiclone) is a prescription sleep medicine used in adults for the treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include trouble falling asleep and waking up often during the night.
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