Tolerability of Hypnosedatives in Older Patients

@article{Wortelboer2002TolerabilityOH,
  title={Tolerability of Hypnosedatives in Older Patients},
  author={Udo Wortelboer and Stefan Cohrs and Andrea Rodenbeck and Eckart Rüther},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={2002},
  volume={19},
  pages={529-539}
}
Sleep disturbances are common and prevalence rates increase with age. Especially in the elderly, somatic diseases and medications with adverse effects relating to sleep are frequent reasons for disturbed and nonrefreshing sleep. It should be emphasised that these reasons must be excluded before symptomatic therapy is started. In some cases the use of hypnosedatives may be included as part of the treatment of a somatic disease and may cause sleep disturbances. Pharmacotherapy is one of the main… 

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