TITLE

Review: Sedative-hypnotics increase adverse effects more than they improve sleep quality in older persons with insomnia: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Clarfield, A. Mark
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on the sleep disorders in older persons. According to the author, many medical trials used self-reported sleep rather than the more accurate measures available in sleep laboratories. The author states that recent researchers have shown that psychological interventions as stimulus control and sleep restriction offer durable and reliable changes in sleep patterns. Medical personnels should be encouraged to think hard and long before starting medications and to develop benzodiazepine discontinuation protocols.
ACCESSION #
21692887

 

Related Articles

  • Sleep-related problems of Parkinson's disease. Dhawan, V.; Healy, D. G.; Pal, S.; Chaudhuri, K. Ray // Age & Ageing;May2006, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p220 

    Objective: to define the epidemiology, characteristics and actiology, of nocturnal symptoms and sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and evaluate the available methods for their diagnosis and management. Methods: a review of the English language literature pertaining to...

  • Cognitive Training Improves Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Insomnia. Haimov, Iris; Shatil, Evelyn // PLoS ONE;Apr2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p1 

    Study Objectives: To investigate the effect of an eight-week, home-based, personalized, computerized cognitive training program on sleep quality and cognitive performance among older adults with insomnia. Design: Participants (n = 51) were randomly allocated to a cognitive...

  • Benzodiazepines for Insomnia in Community-Dwelling Elderly: A Review of Benefit and Risk. Grad, Roland M. // Journal of Family Practice;Nov1995, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p473 

    To critically assess and summarize the beneficial effects of benzodiazepine therapy for insomnia in community-dwelling elders, a systematic search was undertaken to review all published clinical trials and sleep laboratory studies. The risk of injury for benzodiazepine users was also reviewed....

  • Perception of sleep: Subjective versus objective sleep parameters in patients with Parkinson’s disease in comparison with healthy elderly controls. Happe, Svenja; Klösch, Gerhard; Lorenzo, Josè; Kunz, Dieter; Penzel, Thomas; Röschke, Joachim; Himanen, S.-L.; Gruber, Georg; Zeitlhofer, Josef // Journal of Neurology;Aug2005, Vol. 252 Issue 8, p936 

    Introduction Subjective sleep perception, as measured against objective parameters such as those obtained by polysomnography, have not been examined thoroughly to date. Little is known about subjective sleep perception in patients with chronic somatic diseases. Patients and methods Patients with...

  • The promise and pitfalls of the internet for cognitive behavioral therapy. Andersson, Gerhard // BMC Medicine;2010, Vol. 8, p82 

    Internet-administered cognitive behavior therapy is a promising new way to deliver psychological treatment. There are an increasing number of controlled trials in various fields such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and health conditions such as headache and insomnia. Among the advantages...

  • Sleep and aging: 2. Management of sleep disorders in older people. Wolkove, Norman; Elkholy, Osama; Baltzan, Marc; Palayew, Mark // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;5/8/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 10, p1449 

    The treatment of sleep-related illness in older patients must be undertaken with an appreciation of the physiologic changes associated with aging. Insomnia is common among older people. When it occurs secondary to another medical condition, treatment of the underlying disorder is imperative....

  • Patterns of Sleep-Related Medications Prescribed to Elderly Outpatients with Insomnia in Taiwan. Weng-Foung Huang; I-Ching Lai // Drugs & Aging;2005, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p957 

    Objective: To explore prescription patterns and determinants of sleep-related medications prescribed to elderly outpatients with insomnia in Taiwan. Methods: This cross-sectional study was based on 2001 annual outpatient claims data released by the Bureau of National Health Insurance in Taiwan....

  • Sleep Apnea and Mortality in an Aged Cohort. Bliwise, Donald L.; Bliwise, Nancy G.; Partinen, Markku; Pursley, Ann M.; Dement, William C. // American Journal of Public Health;May88, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p544 

    In the aged, sleep may be a vulnerable period for death from cardiovascular causes. Because of its high prevalence in the elderly, sleep apnea has been suggested to be one mechanism contributing to such sleep-related mortality. In this study, a cohort of 198 non-institutionalized elderly...

  • Poor sleep, common among oldest old, often related to medication use.  // Geriatrics;Jul2002, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p43 

    Presents an abstract of the study 'Sleep Problems in a Very Old Population: Drug Use and Clinical Correlates,' by M.S.T. Giron, et al, which appeared in the 2002 issues of the 'Journal of Gerontology' and 'Annals of Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.'

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics