Sleep Disorders and Aging (cont.)
Subir Vij, MD, MPH
Anthony M Murro, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
IN THIS ARTICLE
You may wonder why your health care provider does not just prescribe a sleeping pill for you. The reason is that sleeping pills are linked with many side effects and complications, such as confusion, dizziness, balance problems, fall-related injuries, and daytime "hangover." Seniors should avoid taking these medications for long periods of time. These medications are considered to be only a short-term solution to a sleep problem.
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