Melatonin was found to be as effective as zolpidem for treating hospital-related insomnia, according to findings from a recently published analysis.

In this single-center, prospective, cross-sectional cohort study, the authors aimed to compare the efficacy of zolpidem to melatonin in the treatment of hospital-related insomnia. Patients included in the study were ?18 years old, received melatonin or zolpidem as a sleep aid the night prior to completing a sleep assessment questionnaire, had no acute psychological issues, and had no history of substance abuse.

The primary endpoint of the study was the score obtained from the sleep effectiveness domain in the Verran and Snyder-Halpem (VSH) sleep scale with responses. Secondary endpoints included scores obtained from the sleep disturbance and sleep supplementation domains in the VSH as well as adverse drug events.

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