Use of Sleep-Promoting Medications in Nursing Home Residents

@article{Conn2006UseOS,
  title={Use of Sleep-Promoting Medications in Nursing Home Residents},
  author={David K. Conn and Robert Madan},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={271-287}
}
This paper reviews the use of sleep-promoting medications in nursing home residents with reference to risks versus benefits. Up to two-thirds of elderly people living in institutions experience sleep disturbance. The aetiology of sleep disturbance includes poor sleep hygiene, medical and psychiatric disorders, sleep apnoea, periodic limb movements and restless leg syndrome. One key factor in the development of sleep disturbance in the nursing home is the environment, particularly with respect… 

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