Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Frequent use of sleep medications may increase the risk of future cognitive impairment, new research suggests. Investigators Yue Leng, PhD, and Kristine Yaffe, MD, University of California, San Francisco, found that older adults who reported taking sleep medications often were more than 40% more likely to develop dementia over 15 years than their peers who rarely, or never, took sleeping pills.
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@aletti Sleeping pills are one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the US among older adults. It's estimated that 1 in every 5 older adults takes sleep medications regularly