Use sleeping pills often causes accidents in the elderly

Use sleeping pills often causes accidents in the elderly

Slaapmedicijnen lead in the elderly often to accidents. Sleeping pills, benzodiazepines called, to make older people groggy and ensure that their balance may lose, and with fractures in the hospital end up.

Use sleeping pills is the biggest culprit among the seven thousand people over 65 each year after such a crash, in the hospital, they write the AD based on research of the Erasmus MC.

According to researcher and professor of medication safety Patricia van den Bemt are slaapmedicijnen too quickly prescribed, and can them within two weeks be addictive. She advocates that the sleeping pill in the spell to do.

“Doctors, write them no longer, but make for a good information about sleep better”, says Van den Bemt. “The older you get, the worse you sleep. And there, many people can’t deal with them, especially if they are during the day already so much time. It is a pill taken soon.”

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