elderly insomniacs could be hooked on drugs because their doctors prescribe them for long without checking your situation.
This is according to a new report entitled “Insomnia -. A wakeup call ‘Prepared by a group of six experts
About 20 percent of insomnia sufferers older he said the study that have never been checked by your doctor, while two-thirds said they were never told of alternatives such as relaxation techniques and medications therapy.
Dr. Alan Wade, a member of panel and GP specializing in sleep-related issues, said: “. The number of sleeping pills potentially addictive prescribed in this population is a concern, especially when they are not effective and options for safer alternatives available treatment “
added medical and care home providers should consider all options before issuing drugs to older patients as drowsiness may lead to them being involved in more “accidents, falls and fractures.”
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