Functional properties of the brain during sleep under subchronic zopiclone administration in man

  title={Functional properties of the brain during sleep under subchronic zopiclone administration in man},
  author={Joachim R{\"o}schke and Klaus Mann and Josef Bernd Aldenhoff and Otto Benkert},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
Zopiclone, a non-benzodiazepine, has been shown to be efficient in the treatment of transient, short-term or chronic sleep disorders. Apart from its hypnotic effects zopiclone has anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and myorelaxant properties and is therefore hardly distinguishable from benzodiazepines. Dependence liability and discontinuation effects have been reported to be less pronounced. Therefore zopiclone seems to be a hypnotic drug which may cause fewer side effects than conventional… Expand
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