Hypnotic drugs, psychomotor performance and ageing.

  title={Hypnotic drugs, psychomotor performance and ageing.},
  author={K Z Morgan},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  volume={3 1},
  • K Z Morgan
  • Published 1994 in Journal of sleep research
This review examines studies, reported since 1976, in which the residual effects of hypnotic drugs on psychomotor performance have been evaluated in older people. The 33 studies involved a total of 934 subjects (aged 60-96 y), evaluated 21 different products, utilized 26 test procedures, and reported 169 drug versus placebo (or drug versus drug) comparisons, of which 42 were associated with significant residual impairment. While performance decrements were more associated with longer half-life… CONTINUE READING

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