Bioingestible sensors could help physicians figure out whether Z-drugs prescribed for insomnia are more helpful or harmful to specific patients, reports Pharmacy Times.

Could we reach the point and say, “look, you take your medication at 8 pm, but are on your phone until 10 pm, and then you still get up at night several times,” which could help us figure out if it is a sleep hygiene issue or that the medication is not the best for the patient, and something else could be used. This could all be accomplished in real time, negating a patient logistical burden of coming back to a clinic several weeks later to self-report their own subjective history for a clinician to make a therapeutic decision upon.

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