Novel insomnia treatment is effective in mice

Insomnia and depression often occur together and most sleeping medications illicit undesirable side effects such as addiction and cognitive problems, but in an unexpected finding, researcher Gabriella Gobbi found a drug that provides longer, better-quality sleep in mice without the untoward side effects. In an unconventional discovery, Gobbi found that the two known melatonin receptors previously thought to act in a synergistic manner actually have opposing roles in the sleep cycle.

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