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Are Too Many Americans Use Prescription Sleeping Pills?

01/23/2015
07:08 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Are Too Many Americans Use Prescription Sleeping Pills?

About 4 percent of Americans use prescription sleep aids, with the drug being more commonly used among women and older adults, a new.

Insomnia itself can have negative effects on health, but in a recent study of sleep patterns and mortality, published in the August issue of the journal Sleep, researchers in Taiwan found that insomnia could not explain the link between increased mortality and sleep medication consumption.

"Most authorities think that use of sleeping pills should be minimized," said Dr.

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9 million adults use prescription sleeping pills - USA Today

01/23/2015
05:44 | Author: Lauren Ross

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9 million adults use prescription sleeping pills - USA Today

Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills — and most are white, female, educated or 50 or older, according to a study.

But that's only part of the picture. Experts believe there are millions more who try options like over-the-counter medicines or chamomile tea, or simply suffer through sleepless nights.

That could be due to a number of factors, experts said. Some include obesity-related sleep apnea, the rise of social media and other electronic late-night distractions and financial worries from the recent recession.

— More whites take pills — nearly 5%, compared to 2.5% of blacks and 2% of Hispanics.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study was based on interviews with about 17,000 adults from 2005 through 2010.

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Prescription sleeping pills 39can raise chance of Alzheimer39s by 50

01/23/2015
03:16 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Prescription sleeping pills 39can raise chance of Alzheimer39s by 50

The pills known as benzodiazepines, which include temazepam and diazepam, are commonly used to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders and.

The researchers, from the universities of Bordeaux and Montreal, concluded: ‘Our study reinforces the suspicion of an increased risk of Alzheimer-type dementia among benzodiazepine users, particularly long-term users.

But researchers suspect they also interfere with chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters, which may be causing dementia.

But the risk went up the longer patients were on the drug, the study published in the BMJ found.

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And patients who had been taking them for more than six months were 80 per cent more at risk.

Other experts pointed out that sleeping problems and anxiety are often early signs of dementia.

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01/23/2015
01:08 | Author: David Perry

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Prescription sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer39s risk - National

01/23/2015
01:20 | Author: David Perry

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Prescription sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer39s risk - National

Prescription sleeping pills … can raise chance of developing Alzheimer's by 50%,” reports the Mail Online. This headline is based on a study.

This was a case control study looking at whether longer-term use of benzodiazepines could be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Participants had to be aged over 66 years old, and be living in the community (that is, not in a care home) between 2000 and 2009. Benzodiazepine use was assessed using the health insurance claims database. The researchers identified all prescription claims for benzodiazepines, and calculated an average dose for each benzodiazepine used in the study.

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