Which medications are safe and effective for improving sleep at high altitude?

  title={Which medications are safe and effective for improving sleep at high altitude?},
  author={Andrew M Luks},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  volume={9 3},
Given the well-established problems with sleep at high altitude, it is not uncommon for people planning trips to the mountains to seek advice from clinicians regarding pharmacologic options for improving sleep during their trip. This review article considers the various medications that have been studied for this purpose at high altitude with an emphasis on both their efficacy and safety. The available data support the use of either acetazolamide, temazepam, zolpidem or zaleplon in this… CONTINUE READING

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