Healio: Older adults frequently used medication to treat sleep difficulties, according to study results presented at Psych Congress.

“Utilizing a one-time mailed survey of patients aged 65 and older who were prescribed common sleep medications and identified using administrative claims data, we found that patients reported frequent medications to treat sleep difficulties, with the majority of those surveyed using a sleep medication every night,” Maureen Carlyle, MPH, senior project manager for Optum Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) in Minnesota, said during a virtual presentation.

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