Get Rid of Those Sleeping Pills Grandma!

A growing body of evidence has proven how sleep isn't affected by the aging process and drugs aren't the best option for treating or improving it. Fact is, making lifestyle changes is a far better alternative for seniors than taking a pill, according to a recent review of 23 clinical trials.

For one, researchers said, taking a sleep drug over the long term can be harmful to patients once they stop taking it. That's, of course, assuming elderly folks won't become dependent on such harmful drugs in the meantime. And that doesn't take into account other side effects like daytime sleepiness either.

Among the safer alternatives scientists found to remedy sleep problems among seniors included relaxation-based therapies, behavioral techniques and those combining cognitive and behavioral methods.

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Yahoo News December 27, 2005

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