New Drug Could Help Insomniacs Sleep More

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By Molly Clifton

A new drug could help people with insomnia.

Researchers at Merck looked about 250 people and found Suvorexant increased the amount of time people slept through the night.

The drug blocks the chemical messengers in the brain that control wakefulness.

The company has submitted the drug to the Food and Drug Administration for approval.

 

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