New research affirms the dangers, such as the risk of a fall, for seniors who take prescription sleep aids, as reported by ABC7.

Dr Nusbaum explained how the drugs interact differently in the older population. “The effects last longer in the elderly than in young people, they get out of bed to go to the bathroom during the night, they get out of bed in the morning and they think that the drug has worn off, and it hasn’t.” She added ” These drugs are highly addictive.”