Melatonin Use for Insomnia in Adults Over 55

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Melatonin Use for Insomnia in Adults Over 55

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The prevalence of insomnia in the elderly is significant. If left untreated or inappropriately treated, insomnia may contribute to increased health care resource use. Therefore, better identification and management of insomnia is required for this patient population. This patient education tool is used to promote melatonin as a safer alternative to benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics for primary insomnia in otherwise healthy elderly people.


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Tansey, Erin. (2010). Melatonin Use for Insomnia in Adults Over 55. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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